Your dog can't tell you what or where his pain is. Let Deb's touch find your
dog's areas of concern and let her use one of her various, caring,
therapeutic modalites to improve your dog's life.
Massage Services are
provided by Debbie Denhardt, owner of
Debbie graduated from Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and
Bodywork in 2004. Her love for animals, guided her to further her
knowledge, allowing her to incorporate massage on small animals.
She attended Small Animal Massage seminars, a Reiki course through Blue
Sky Massage School. Reiki is a natural energy healing that enhances human
as well as animal massage sessions.
NEW Additional Therapy Training
Deb Denhardt - In April, 2011, Deb became certified in
WaterWork Pet Massage. The WaterWork Pet Massage incorporates very
little massage performed with palpation from her hands. The water does the
work. Unlike the current swim sessions available at Dawgs in Motion, Deb
will enter the pool with your dog.
Jonathan Rudinger, a RN and Massage Therapist, created WaterWork Pet
Massage after having experienced and learning about Watsu. Watsu is
water, Shiatsu massage, aquatic therapy for humans. There are some
differences in Watsu for people and WaterWork for dogs. The main
difference is people float, not swim, as the dogs do for a good portion of
their session. The dogs will still experience some of
the harmonizing of breath between practitioner and dog and profound
healing, still hold floats of Watsu provides. The WaterWork Pet Massage
special technique was developed with the practitioner using a Tai Chi,
steady, flowing walk. As Deb transfers her weight from foot to foot, she
gently pushes or pulls your dog through the water creating wonderful
extension and flexion of the spine, joints, muscle tissue and whole body.
Side to side motion will be experienced throughout your dog’s body as Deb
turns her torso while supporting your swimming dog. The powerful dynamics
of this water therapy sends a wave of healing that touches body, mind and
spirit. Nurturing, positive intention, mindful breath, being present and
centered for your dog are key qualities the practitioner has to possess
during the session. The body is most balanced in water. Being out of gravity
and supported by a practitioner can signal to the muscles they no longer
need to support the body and a deep relaxation is possible. During these
moments of stillness, when your dog is being held, there is a different level
than touch where a higher standard of awareness and deep healing exists.
WaterWork encourages fluid stretching, reduces pain and stiffness, speeds
healing after surgery or injury, increases trust and raises your dog’s spirits.
Your dog will be receiving other benefit the addition of swimming provides
as increased cardiovascular activity, stamina, endorphins (feel good
chemical)/lymph, blood, interstitial fluid flow, flexibility, ROM, self esteem
and confidence. Deb is excited and will begin offering this form of therapy
for dogs at Dawgs in Motion beginning the week of May 23rd!
Deb continues her education and she attended some Small Animal
Acupressure courses hosted by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.
Deb has completed courses in Small Animal Acupressure, Traditional
Chinese Medicine and Meridian Theory.
Massage can be used to enhance your dog’s performance in agility
competitions. It can also aid with issues that develop with age, injury
recovery, surgery, emotional calming and it helps to gain trust and bonding
The combination of the Hydrotherapy pool and massage is the ultimate
treatment for any dog!
Some of the massage benefits are: relieves muscular tension, improves
blood and lymph circulation, speeds recovery from injured muscular tissue,
decreases pain, increases range of motion, reduces stress and promotes
Treat your dog to all the comforts of our massage service.
Your dog will thank you!
Call for an appointment today!
New Massage Products
Flower Essences & Aromatherapy Sprays and Oils.
Are you looking for one more tool to add to your loved, well trained, dog’s
life? Do you need helpful support for common emotional, physical,
or mental animal problems?
See the twenty-two flower essences in the Animal Wellness Collection in the
Unleashed Energy Massage room at Dawgs in Motion. Also available are the
Show Season Pet Aromatherapy sprays and oils. Animals in the wild can seek
out plants that offer healing properties but domesticated animals do not
have those same opportunities. Now you can help them with these special
blends. Use the sprays and oils on your pet’s bedding, crates, bandannas,
or some of the products even allow to you to place a few drops in the dog’s
Make your dog’s life complete and content with our Essence collection.
Call for an appointment today!
|Dawgs in Motion LLC
580 North Dekora Woods Blvd.
Saukville, WI 53080