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therapy for your pet
and prevent recurrence of the conditions that could keep your pet from
enjoying the freedom of movement they're meant to have."
In-home services are offered within San Francisco city limits. If you would like to schedule a massage for your pet and live outside the area please contact me for special arrangements.
initial house-call is $90.00 and includes medical history, evaluation,
assessment, and treatment. Follow-up visits are $75.00 and include a
re-evaluation, assessment, and treatment.
Gift Coupons are available for use within San Francisco city limits. Coupons can be used for a house call, or through special arrangements. Please call to discuss your particular circumstances.
I hold a certification in Small Animal Massage Therapy as well as
standard and advanced certifications in both Human Massage Therapy and
Bodywork. I've been in private practice since 1993.
My academic background includes studies in Eastern and Western
Medicine, Holistic and Complementary therapies, as well as internships
with 2 therapists trained in shamanic practices.
Why My Work Has Gone To The Dogs
It was when dogs started approaching me and leaning or pushing with parts
of their body that were apparently causing them discomfort that I began to
look at them in the way I was trained to look at a human body. Paying
attention to the form and structure, and how that translates into efficient
and comfortable movement.
What struck me is how many dogs are doing what they're dedicated to doing -
running, jumping, working, playing and keeping us company - while in pain.
Of course they can't tell us they have a stiff shoulder or that their knee
hurts, and unless there's an obvious change in their behavior it's easy to
assume that they're fine. Unlike humans, they don't complain. Instead they
quietly and willingly adapt to move around the problem.
Canine Massage, in all its forms, is designed to detect, alleviate, and prevent
recurrence of the conditions that keep your pet from enjoying the freedom of
movement they were designed to have.
I'm proud to be able to provide this service to our most trusted and valuable friends.
- Shelah Barr
Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist
Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Advanced Bodyworker
Happy Hounds Massage supports, by donation or direct volunteer work, more than 18 local animal rescues and shelters, and produces the Pet Program at Sunday Streets San Francisco. If you're interested in a donation for your non-profit rescue, or would like to get involved in the Sunday Streets Pet Program, I'd love to hear from you!
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