Raxl and I went live on the Kuri K9 Massage Facebook Page yesterday at noon...check it out HERE and below is the script for the session:
"Hey everybody! I hope you've had a chance to visit Kuri K9 Massage's Facebook page and Instagram accounts, as well as it's group, Pet Massage and Alternative Therapies (on Facebook) to check out all the information I've been posting on precautions before proceeding with pet massage therapy.
This is part of the reason I always gather a case history for my new clients by interviewing Mom or Dad by email and in person prior to the first massage. Sometimes what's called a "contraindication" will arise, which will mean massage therapy may have to be modified or put on hold.
This is also why it's very important for each new client's veterinarian to be aware that their fur baby will be receiving massage therapy treatments, in case there's anything in their medical history that I need to be aware of. BTW, leave me a quick comment to let me know if you're watching live or the replay — just post "live" or "replay" in the comments. Thank you!
I'll put links to Kuri K9 Massage's Instagram account, Facebook Page and Facebook Group in this live video's comments, so you have the opportunity to review all the information. But just to list one more time the precautions I've discussed over the last few weeks, they are:
Acute pain and/or inflammation; After meals (wait 90 min); Cancer; Circulation problems; Dermatological conditions; Diabetes; Epilepsy; Fever; Heart conditions; Infectious or contagious disease; In season; Post surgery; and Pregnancy
A number of the precautions I just mentioned can be worked around in some way, either by lightening the pressure of the strokes, keeping massage brief, avoiding a certain area of the body, or waiting a certain amount of time until the issue is resolved before starting or continuing massage therapy. So, in most cases, massage therapy is doable at some point or in modified form.
Please feel free to leave me questions or comments—I look forward to discussing all this with you! Next time, I'll be posting the benefits of massage therapy on Kuri K9 Massage's Facebook Page, Group and Instagram accounts. See you soon!"
Hey, all! I'm going LIVE on the Kuri K9 Massage Page tomorrow at NOON (EST) to "wrap up" my recent posts on Facebook and on Instagram about all the precautions before proceeding with pet massage therapy. 🙌
Please join me LIVE or check out the recording afterward! Leave me your comments and questions - let's talk pet health and safety! 🐶🐱
Have a most merry holiday season!
Remember, you can still book your initial consultation and first three massages for 20% off the regular price when you book by December 31st...your appointments can be delayed into the new year, you just have to book with me by 11:59 on December 31st!
Kuri K9 Massage is so honoured to be included in Toronto Dog Walking's Ultimate Dog Lovers Holiday Gift Guide for 2018! Be sure to check it out for some terrific ideas for your fur babies...
...and be sure to check out Toronto Dog Walking for dog walking, boarding and pet sitting services!
I’m running a brand new special package just in time for the holidays! Want to give your pet a unique, healthy and stress-relieving gift? How about Canine (or Feline) Massage Therapy! 🎄
I’ve bundled my initial consultation and first three massage sessions into special gift packages you’ll want to take advantage of. Book by December 31st to take advantage of these great deals and give something truly special (and beneficial) to your fur baby:
For large dogs, get your initial consultation and first three massage therapy sessions for $165! That’s a 20% discount! 🐩🐩🐩🐩
For small-medium sized dogs, $125! That’s more than a 20% discount! 🐕🐕🐕🐕
For cats, $90! Again, that’s more than a 20% discount! 🐈🐈🐈🐈
Book your appointments with me by December 31st to take advantage of Kuri K9 Massage’s holiday special. You can book your appointment time for the New Year, if something after the holiday season works better for you, I just need to schedule something with you by December 31st. 😉
Contact me at 416-471-3955, email@example.com, through my contact form on kurik9massage.com, or pm me through Kuri K9 Massage’s Facebook Page or Instagram Account.
I just walked 5k for the animals at the Toronto Humane Society on Sunday October 21st in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! There's still time to help me raise money for the cats, dogs and special species at THS...please consider making a donation via my fundraising page. The page will be open until Halloween, October 31st, so there's still time to help me meet my fundraising goal!
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.