Hi guys! My husband took some photos of me and my 11 years old Chihuahua’s massage session (AKA ‘cuddle time’)—so I wanted to share some.
Bonding Time With My Dogs
Here’s the pictures of me massaging my Chihuahua’s tiny little head. Well, ‘massaging’ may sound a bit exaggerated as I am not a Certified Canine Massage Therapist… but I can tell you that my dogs enjoy my touch. Why I know this? Because he comes to me every night Actually, I think the best person to massage the dog is the person whom the dog is comfortable with.
Dog Massage? Where Can I Learn That?
Ovbiously, if you want to be certified and work as a professional Canine Massage Therapist, you will have to go to school for that, but for most of us just want to learn quick technique, right? There are many YouTube videos and books you can learn the little massage techniques from. I personally enjoy learning stuff like that!
My 11 years old Chihuahua “C” especially enjoy being touched on the head. He’s such a little weirdo…because whenever I tried to massage elsewhere in his body, he smashes head into my hand saying “do my head NOW!”. So when I’m massaging his head, he is in heaven as you can see below.
TTouch® is Great Way To Gently Bond With Your Animal Friend!
While massaging, I also do a little TTouch® too, which both of my dogs really enjoy. If you never heard of TTouch®, I highly recommend visiting their website: www.ttouch.com TTouch® is developed and taught by Linda Tellington-Jones. I’ve purchased one of her books called “Getting in TTouch with Your Dog: A Gentle Approach to Influencing Behavior, Health, and Performance“. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand the basic of TTouch and start applying it to your pets. I like TTouch because their touch techniques are super light, you know you are not going to hurt them even if you did it “wrong”.
After the massage and TTouch, I end with a stretch. I think I learned this from Canine Massage Therapist friend I know. I do this VERY gently. Tune into the dog and you’ll know if you are doing too much. While I do this, I also breathe very deeply. I wish I could tell my dog to breath deeply, but he can’t understand my human language. So I deep breath for him. It may sound silly and I cannot explain or prove it to you, but I think this helps to clear the stagnant energy (Ki/Chi) in his body.
There are so many things that you cannot prove, but deep inside, you know it exists. Once I accepted that life becomes more exciting and freeing.
As I massage and deep breathing with my dogs, I feel like I’m more relaxed and healed. I don’t need to know where or how it just is. I love that feeling. Highly recommend it!
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