Posted by buddhadog on January 22, 2008 at 8:22 PM
Thanks so much for checking out the blog! It's a New Year, so I thought I might as well start a new blog.
Speaking of the New Year, I want to remind my clients to book a massage appointment before April 1st to take advantage of the half-price New Year's discount special. I hope everyone received my email newsletter I sent out at the end of December. I normally offer this only to my loyal clients, but if you're nice enough to actually read my blog, then the least I can do is offer this special to new clients as well! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 300-4478 with any questions or to book an appointment.
Cindy Klinger of Doggie AficionadoMagazine was kind enough to contact me about an article she was writing about dog massage. Her article, "A Rubdown for Rover" was just published in the recent Winter 2008 issue which can be seen online for free at: http://www.doggieaficionadomagazine.com/(S(accyrd23zorpru5534tpoo55))/default.aspx Quick, free registration is required to view the online digital version. The article begins on page 82, and can be accessed quickly from the link provided on the second page of the table of contents under the "health" section. Thanks again Cindy!
Recently, I have been incorporating warm stone massage into the opening of my animal massages using Sonia Alexandra's specially chosen Chrysanthemum Massage Stones for animals. These
crystal stones have special properties and are naturally created. They
are comprised of gypsum with lace-like crystals, blended by nature in a
pattern resembling a blooming chrysanthemum flower. These
stones are specifically chosen for their ability to transmit energy.
Stone therapy healing combines massage technique with the
electro-magnetic energy of the stones emphasizing
healing, harmony and balance. Sonia's website is http://www.stone-healing.com
And finally, I wanted to share the news that I will begin Animal Reiki training March 1st.
The following is somewhat of an embellishment on information at Reiki.org:
Reiki is "spiritually-guided life-force energy." It is a Japanese technique that promotes healing. It is
based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us. If one's "life force energy" is low,
then they are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, they are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an
"attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into
an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and
enhance the quality of life.
During a Reiki treatment, the subject only takes as much energy as they want, and Reiki will go where it is needed, even if the praticioner and subject aren't aware of that need.
My life was changed when I read Animal Reiki written by Kathleen Prasad and Elizabeth Fulton. I will be taking Kathleen's Level I Reiki class in March at Brighthaven, a holistic retreat for special-needs animals in Santa Rosa, CA. I can't express how excited I am to begin my new Reiki adventures and using it to help my beautiful and very deserving furry clients! Kathleen's website is http://www.animalreikisource.com . It's even better knowing I will be learning from the very best.
I am so grateful for those of you kind enough to read my blog. If I haven't met you yet, I hope to meet you soon. Big kisses to all my furry friends out there!