Thank you for looking into massage for your pet. I believe massage is one of the most effective, non-invasive, and easily accessible health tools you can offer your pet, and yourself of course.

Massage is used on many different animals for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common calls we get are about an active dog who's having a problem but their vet can't find anything wrong. The other very common request is to help a middle aged dog or cat stay active and feeling good, and of course many calls to help beloved seniors.

After a massage people report wonderful effects such as a disappearing limp, sleeping better through the night, and a happier and more playful pet.

For more specifics about massage at different life stages and life styles please click on the links to the left.


My Background: From 1993 to 2005 I worked with people in different areas of health care, specializing in corrective bodywork. In 2005 I realized that animals, particularly dogs, could benefit from what I'd learned about how bodies do what they do; including how they stay healthy, age well, and get hurt and heal.

Since then I've been working with pets of all sorts, in all stages of life. Helping them maintain or regain their ability to move the way they were meant to is the goal of massage, and I'd love the opportunity to include your loved one as one of the countless animals that have been helped by massage.

For more information, including how to contact me, please check the links on the left. 

Hope to be seeing you soon!

Shelah Barr
cmt, abw, samp

Please note that massage is not a substitution for veterinarian care, and I will not diagnose, treat, prescribe or provide any service outside my scope of training, certification, and exptertise.


...because 'wellness' should be their lifestyle too


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