Vashon was part of my training team at the Northwest School of Animal Massage.
Burnese Mountain Dog
Dixie is an old soul with lots of memories in her muscles and joints. She was the perfect partner for my Final Exam.
This hardworking dog just melted into his massage today. I think he may have been snoring.
Whiskey and K
After his massage today, Whiskey came to relax on the couch with K.
German Shorthaired Pointer
Lou was loads of fun at his first ever massage. I got many thank you kisses.
6 month old
Buzz was pure joy during his massage. He would have been happy to go all day.
7 year old German Shorthaired Pointer
Amos is a hard working therapy dog with lots of love to give. It was a tad warm in the studio for Amos, but he was happy to stay put for his massage.
Bernese Mountain Dog
9 Years Old
Sea Monster has been a few rounds in his time on the planet but this was his intro to therapeutic massage. If he could talk, I think he would say it's for lightweights. He'd rather kill a stuffie!
10 years old
Score might have enjoyed his massage more if he could keep still. This Flyball champion was ready to Go!
13 years old
Pickles (Mom to many) was happy to take a few minutes to herself.
(she wouldn't tell me how old she was)
Hunter tested out my new treatment room today. He was a little nervous, but enjoyed the treats and the photo opp.
Outside on a February afternoon with Faith at EHS. Faith was a willing recipient of her therapeutic massage.
4 year old Lab Shepherd Mix
Beautiful Taira let me offer her a massage today. It was a true privilege to gain the trust of a dog who has endured so much.
3 year old mixed breed
Archie was full of beans during his massage, but zonked when he got home.
6 month Husky Mix
from the Moosonee Rescue
Gentle Mabel was full of love and kisses at her first massage session. If always it was so easy!
6 years old
Tommy LOVED his massage time at EHS. Once he got in the rhythm the spunky pup turned to pudding.
1 Year Old Mixed Breed Pup
Busy Bear was only able to relax for a few minutes in the shelter. Being the main guy in charge is hard work!
7 year old Bichon Frise
This was Tuckers first massage so I kept checking in to see if he was liking it. His blurry tail tells the story.
4 Year Old Mixed Breed
Newly arrived from Northern Quebec, Cherish was grateful to receive some loving attention.
2 Year Old Lab Mix
This fine fella took his massage sitting up tall - bone in mouth. I wasn't sure my hands were making an impact until his eyes closed and he folded down into my lap. Celebrating with a good chew!
2.5 year old Lab Mix
Etobicoke Humane Society Shelter
This little girl preferred her massage on the couch. Eventually she relaxed and enjoyed a peaceful nap while I finished up.
7 Year Old rescue from Romania.
Siya is a dear old friend now suffering from osteoarthritis. She appreciated the warmth and compression on her joints and I'm trusting there was a bit of pain relief too.
14 Year Old Akita
150 lbs of strength and beauty! Sebastian settled into his massage after giving me a bit of play. He's still a puppy afterall.
1 1/2 year old
American Alsatian Outcross
Aurora and Marley
Marley insisted on making it a couples massage at EHS today.
Aurora 4 year old mixed breed and Marley 2 year year old mixed breed
Cassius is such a joy to work with. He's got many medical challenges, but he's game to accept help - especially when help comes with a few treats.
9 year old Rottweiler
Liza is tricky! Not always a fan of human touch, Liza accepts massage on her own time. She is experiencing lameness after heavy exercise and therapeutic massage with stretching has been just the thing she needs.
2 Year Old Lab Cross (Moosonee Rescue)
Onyx was feeling pretty unsettled at the shelter today, but a little massage calmed him right down. The puppy still came out thought once I was done.
2 Year Old
There is something about Jake that lights up my heart. I think its the way he looks right at me when we are working together. Jake lost his leg and shoulder to bone cancer this summer, but he hasn't lost any of his enthusiasm and amazing energy. Jake is new to therapeutic massage, but already I think he is getting the idea that its worth it!
9 Year Old Australian Shepherd
14 year old Coco is such a regal beauty. She has a lovely composed demeanor except when the treats are about! Coco is experiencing some mobility challenges due to hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis. She was a little concerned through her first therapeutic massage appointment, but Dad stayed close and made it all OK.
14 year old Collie/Shepherd
Jenny likes to take her time for massage. She always lets me know when she needs a break. What a courageous soul. Jenny is a St. Johns Ambulance Therapy Dog. Massage is helping her keep her mobility in the presence of canine degenerative myelopathy.
11 Year Old Beagle Mix
Blue came to the Etobicoke Humane Society after a rough beginning suffering from untreated allergies. Once his skin started to clear he delighted in regular massage which had a natural calming affect. So stunning with his brindle coat, he was adopted soon after his arrival.
10 Month Old Mixed Breed EHS Shelter
Billy EHS Shelter
Billy emigrated from Greece to Canada to find his forever home. A delightful pup who relished in his first therapeutic massage.
Annie was rescued from the streets of Jamaica by her lovely guardian. She has a poorly healed wrist fracture and a broken toe. But she is not broken. I've never had a dog warm up so quickly. What a lovely soul.