Acupressure is a great form of therapy, which is to use the tips of his fingers to stimulate specific points on thecanine Anatomy. These points are the same as those used by acupuncture but without needles! Hosted by the intention to do good, you will simply need your hands with a little bit of concentration.
Acupressure in the service of the dog
But also perhaps you already practice massaging the skull in the corner of the fire, the old system of 3,000 years of traditional Chinese medicine? Learn the basic method and the location of some useful points, you will have the joy to use your own energy to restore to your dog. Or simply to provide well-being.
When your dog comes sticking firmly seated way against your legs, you can see a simple sign of affection. No doubt, but also our companions come to find a form of self-massage , which is good for their health. Japanese word shiatsu means “finger pressure” and “put the finger on it’, to stimulate self-healing of the body forces.
A goal that you can reach by exerting pressure and releases along the routes of the meridians, organs and their main functions. This approach includes the psychic dimension, since each Meridian is associated with emotion (liver: anger, kidney: fear…). A trained practitioner feels, by the Pat-downs, the quality of energy circulating on these routes.
By more or less supported pressures, it will streamline, boost the circulation of the energy. Shiatsu acts on the parasympathetic system, which the brake function is to calm the nervous system, after a fear or stress. This re-balancing massage technique is especially interesting for nervous dogs that tend to somatiser (skin diseases, digestive problems with bloating, osteo-articular pain…).
The benefits of acupressure on the dog
This is self-evident, but his primary interest is to practice alone, quietly installed at home. You use your own life force to enter into a relationship with your dog and thus experience a little common sense of fusion. So one can wonder who cares that when the Exchange energy is mutual…
Massage animal sound, is to give the used to be handled. To facilitate later baths, grooming , or a simple cut nails. In establishing a climate of trust between you, manipulation will strengthen your link. Then, palpation is preventative because it allows to detect a potential health problem: ganglion swelling, muscle, joint pain, etc.
By following our protocols of massage or even its sole intention to do good, even a beginner will not make nonsense. The body is very forgiving – and intelligent – when it comes to balance the Qi. When there is a deficiency, it will feel the energy delivered by the pressure and will absorb it. If, on the contrary, it stimulates a point that didn’t need to be, it will ignore this force.
Indications of Acupressure for dog
Acupressure is specially indicated for sensitive animals, which will already react strongly to simple pressure and for all those who would be difficult to contain during a sitting needles or too nervous. It is therefore important to be yourself quiet to not send bad vibes!
The massage supports a healing process by strengthening the immune system and relieving pain, stimulating blood circulation in a wounded member and by reducing the membership of fibrous tissue that make the animal suffer. Weak kidneys and heart are refreshed by a better blood circulation which helps to eliminate toxins and to better assimilate the nutrients they need.
The massage improves the mobility of old dogs, especially in the morning (it is hard to stand up!), decreases the intensity of the spasms, which include nausea (related to drug treatments, anesthesia and diseases) and vomiting. Even mental disorders (loss of a ‘friend’ dog, fears, etc.) can be treated. First by the effect of the technique on the nervous system; but also through the concrete, affectionate link, that this practice creates between a dog and his human.