With many thanks to Mel Watson & David Jacquier who wrote the song and Mel Watson & Bev Luff who produced the video. It's an amazing video they made!!!
Also thanks to http://www.withcompassion.com.au/
CAT MASSAGE is good therapy for both of you - you and your cat will find it soothing. Touching your cat also brings you both closer together. Touching brings down the blood pressure and increases circulation. Massaging is also a good way to find any skin or hair problems, or even a lump while it is still very small and fixable. And, by the time you are through with the free instructions below, you can make any cat a friend for life!
To give a cat a great massage......
Scratch behind his ear and you will have his undivided attention.
Rub the entire ear - even a little stroking on the inside of the tip.
Scratch the top of this head (between his ears).
Go on to his other ear.
Scratch the side of his face, below his whiskers.
Scratch under his chin.
Scratch the other side of his face.
(Even a cat you just met is now melting under your touch!)
Scratch his ears again, just a little.
Scratch the top of his head.
In a continuous and fluid motion, stroke from the top of his head
Stroke down his back only - several times - with your hand wide open to span
Stroke down his entire back and down the top of his tail - several times.
Stroke his entire tail (with your hand all the way around it) several times.
He is butter in your hands!
If he lays down, offering himself to you completely, take one leg at a time and stroke it from shoulder to paw. Stroke each leg several times.
Stroke anywhere else he will allow except his tummy, as this is usually seen as an invitation to play (undoing the calming effect of the massage).
You have made a friend for life!
Consider a massage (yes, even the Hot Stones are perfect for animals!) for your all your animals....Lots of animals suffer from arthrose or stiff joints when they get older and this is a perfect way to make them feel better and relaxed
The dim lights, relaxing music, aromatherapy oils…bliss…wait, that’s not a massage for you! The latest trend in dog hotels and the like is none other than dog massages. If you don’t want to go all Paris Hilton on us, there are simple ways to give massages to your dog at home.
Some dogs enjoy getting massaged more than scratched. One place to start is behind your dog’s ears. For instance, if your dog leans his head towards you and his face is relaxed, he’s really enjoying it. If your dog does not like it, however, he’ll be somewhat tense and his tail will be hiding under his body. The benefits of massaging your dog will actually help you relax as well since you’ll need to take a deep breath and relax in order to help your dog be at ease.
Since each dog is different, keep in mind dog massages should be too: some dogs enjoy having their stomachs touched and others do not like it at all. In general, dogs don’t enjoy being touched on their hind legs. You may notice that your dog will try to sit when someone tries to touch the hind legs to prevent the person from touching him there.
Some dogs enjoy being hugged and others don’t. (Some dogs enjoy being brushed and others don't.) If your dog becomes tense and his ears are downward or expressions change, he is not completely relaxed about the full on hug. You can’t go wrong massaging your dog’s chest and back.
In addition to providing relaxation, dog massages serve to help soothe your dog’s tired or sore muscles. It eases pain from surgery or other injuries, helps your dog (if he has ailments) to feel better, gains your dog’s trust, and increases the bond between you and your dog. The time spent massaging your dog is well worth the time devoted towards relaxation and closeness with your pet.
Nothing is more important than your pets’ health and well being. For more information about Seasensuals dog massages, also in combination with Hot Stones mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A little guide for a dog massage
There's no reason you can't give your pet a light, relaxing rubdown right at home. If you are looking for a more professional massage you might want to givee your dog a real treatment...Hot Stone Massage for dogs!
But these are TIPS for massaging your dog at home.......
Have your dog lie on a soft, firm surface such as a rug, although very small dogs can be done sitting or crouching on your lap. Start with several soft, slow strokes from head to tail. When your dog begins to relax, scratch gently behind the ears, moving to the cheeks, under the chin, over the nose, between the eyes and over the head. Rub each ear several times between your thumb and forefinger, working from base to tip.
Using three fingers, move slowly over the neck, shoulders, and chest in small, circular patterns, gently pinching folds of any loose skin in these areas. Lightly squeeze down the length of each foreleg, then place three fingers on each side of the leg and softly rub opposite directions several times. If your dog is comfortable with having his feet handled, use your thumb and forefinger and give each foot a couple of soft squeezes. This is a good time to look out for any burrs, ticks, or skin abnormalities. Use common sense in avoiding wounds, lumps, rashes or any sore spots.
The second phase of the massage can include placing your thumb and index finger on each side of the spine and 'walking' them toward the base of the tail, and then the outside of each thigh. You may also squeeze the length of the tail and move down the rear legs in the same way as on the front legs, if your dog doesn't protest. If at any point, your dog resists, respect his wish and move to the last area or technique he enjoyed. Finish up with several soft, slow strokes from head to tail.
Remember, deep massage should be done only by a trained and certified practitioner so it's very important to always keep your home massage light and gentle. When you finish, your dog will most likely be snoozing peacefully and you may be surprised to find your own tensions melted away as well.