Why do we and our animals need bodywork?
Our companion animals, through daily activities, get out of balance just like we do. They can speak to us through body language and behavior, to tell us that they are in pain, or not happy with something in their lives. As caretakers, we should try and make their lives as comfortable and happy as possible, and a great way is through bodywork! Have you ever been to the chiropractor or had a massage? Remember how fantastic it feels to be correct and relaxed? All our bodies' systems work better when the structure is correct. One's whole outlook on life can be improved by simply getting out of dis-comfort.
What do I do?
I treat the whole animal, even if the reason you call me is because of a specific illness, dis-ease or imbalance. My treatments improve the animals' overall health and well being. You will also learn valuable tools to support your own animal. I will suggest home exercises and stretches that you can do to continue to help your animal after I have left, that will help with the re-education process of the muscles and cells that I began in the session. You will find these exercises very helpful in alleviating both acute and chronic pain and stress patterns by reducing muscle tension, soothing joints, increasing flexibility, improving circulation, relaxation, all by the body coming back into balance. You will become more aware and educated on how to make healthier choices. You can learn to replace your animals' illness with health by better choices. My treatments gently release that which holds the animal out of balance structurally, and will release tension and imbalances caused by tight muscles. I can find the root cause of why the imbalances and tightness are there in the first place, and show you how to prevent them from coming back. My goal is to help the animal/person arrive at a place where the body can start to heal itself.
Everything I do with your animal or you is hands-on, gentle and non-invasive. There are no forceful motions or manipulations. I work with the animal at the speed and depth their bodies can handle at that time, and help the body to change stress and pain patterns. I watch to make sure your animal is comfortable and at ease at all times. You and your animal will be more relaxed when I am done than when I started. I combine these gentle, non-invasive modalities and techniques of body therapy which are highly effective in dealing with chronic stress, injury, pain and or problems associated with postural and structural imbalances in your animal.
Energy balancing and bodywork offer the following benefits: they stimulate the animals' natural healing abilities, they relax the muscles and the mind, improving disposition and attitude and behavioral issues, improves the animals' movement and performance, speeds healing of injuries, lessens the chance of new injuries, improves range of motion, and releases stored toxins in the tissues. It optimizes your horses health.
Getting back to basics is a great way to get healthy by living simply and naturally the way our bodies are designed. Dogs and horses are designed a specific way. They benefit hugely by being fed the way they are designed, and by providing a natural environment for them.
A barefoot trimming clinic in Ridgefield, WA with Leslie Walls, I got to work on.... yes.... cadaver feet. Very gross and smelly, but informative! Learned all about foot pathology and the balanced trim. (Thank you to the owners who give their horses bodies to science so others can learn.)
.Legaleese: I am not a chiropractor, a massage therapist or a veterinarian. I do energy work.
I have trained under Regan Golob D.C. I have taken and passed his Bio-Energy Analysis courses, the basic (2007) and the advanced (2009). I have also trained under Kelly Mills, (2007,09) Joan Ranquet (2010) Susan Crawford D.C. (2011),Dr. Susan Seelye (2008), and Raian Kaiser (2012) for all the modalities listed. I have certificates for Regan's classes, VHT and ET courses listed, and the first level of acupressure from Tallgrass in Colorado. (2007) I have taken the first of 4 VHT (vibromuscular harmonization technique) classes for humans, and more human education during the two ET courses. (2011,12) I also have taken level 1 and 2 (of 4) Equine Touch courses in Colorado (2012), barefoot training with Leslie Walls in Ridgefield, WA (2012) to further my knowledge that I received from Gary Putney, Ali McMahon's tutelage and a few other barefoot trimmers through the years, and completed the Equine Natural Movement School using Structural Integration in southern Washington (2013-14).
Continuing education in Colorado, Equine Touch 2012
www.equine-n-harmony.blogspot.com Oct 2011 blog was on colic, Nov was on rain rot
Please contact Jennifer at (425) 530-2230 Whidbey Island,Washington
Cranio-Sacral class with Susan Crawford DVM from CO in Carnation, WA Pictured was with one of my classmates.
Demo at the NW Horse Expo in Lynden, WA 2012 Learning to feel your horses energy
Each of these healing modalities is a session + in itself, although I have found mixing an abreviated version of few of them in each session works better than one all by itself, unless I am able to work on your animal on a regular basis, in which case, I would do a few sessions on each modality as your horse releases tension and can handle deeper work.
Does this picture make my rear look big?
**New for 2019. Farm calls will be added to your sessions to help off set ferry, gas and time. Destinations within approx. 30 min from Mukilteo will be $25 per horse. Multiple horses at the same place can be shared. Further out places (more than 1/2 hour away) will be $50, and also shareable.
I love to hop planes and go places. I would love to work at your barn out of state, please ask!
**PEMF therapy machine** NEW for 2019!!
Red/Infrared Light Therapy machine
Ting Point Therapy
Nutritional and organ acu/reflex points
Bio-energy synchronization techniques
Raindrop Therapy/Aromatouch, also mini sessions for balancing, stress,vaccination and injection or immune system