... and thank you for your interest in this wonderful alternative
health modality for our canine friends and their people! I would love
your input as to what you would like to read about. Please contact me with your
questions or thoughts.
The last time we "talked", I had just signed a 10 year lease for
commercial space so that I could build my dream spa. It seemed like
such a simple thing to do. Little did I know that the next 6 months of
my life would be one of the most challenging times in my life - a time
where all my dreams were threatened, questioned and put to a
A Spa Is Born - Part 2
What makes a commercial space perfect for a canine hydrotherapy
center you might ask? Access, safety, ceiling height, grass, legal
zoning, zen potential to name just a few things. I knew as soon as I
walked into this building that it was perfect.
What makes a space perfect for this kind of business? Read more
about what you need to know as we continue with A Spa Is Born
- Part 2
What is Canine Water Therapy?
After all these years I thought I knew the definition of Canine Water Therapy but then I met Sarah, who expanded
the definition into an entirely new dimension that I had not yet
Sarah is a six year old lab who has had some spondylosis in her
spine. She is a perfect candidate for water therapy, but that's only
part of the story.
Continue Reading about Sarah's gift to her beloved guardians in
Sarah's Gift - A New Definition of "Canine Water
The Wonderful World of Fascia - Part 2
In Fascia: That
Which Connects Us, I talked about fascia: a connective tissue in
the body that supports, but can also restrict movement. In school we
used to take photographs of the humans we worked on and noted how they
changed in just one hour of fascia release work. We had them stand in
front of grids on the wall so we could measure the changes. The
recipients of this work would usually comment on how their clothes fit
differently after their session.
I have been doing fascia release work with dogs now for a few years
and yet I have never had a measurement to show the profound change -
until I met Biz.
Continue Reading: Fascia: The Wonderful World, Continued
Book or Music Report
In each issue I feature my current book or music favorite. Today
it's Detaching the World Vol. 1 - Ambient Music for Massage/Relaxation/Meditation.
Many times during these last 6 months of construction stress, I
found myself wanting to just be transported away to music. This album,
Detaching the World - Volume 1 - was just the ticket out. The slow
constant rhythms gave the left brain something to think about and then
away you gooooo...
WARNING: Do NOT listen to this CD if you have ANYTHING to do
I'm building a comprehensive set of resources out on
my website - be sure to check it
Ok... so my boss "Luna" (the 18 month old female german shepherd
that owns me) wanted to be involved with this newsletter too and
invites you to ask her questions. If you have something that you would
like to ask Luna, please visit her Ask
Luna! page! She'd love to answer any of your questions. One of our
readers posed this question:
Dear Luna, I am so confused ... who should be president of the
here for Luna's Response!
Until Next Time....
Thank you for sharing this newsletter with me and please feel free
to pass it on to whomever you feel might enjoy.
If you have a specific topic or question that you would like me to
cover.. please let me know!
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La Paw Spa has been serving dogs and
their people for over 100 years !!!
( in dog years that is! )