All Gods Creatures Wellness Therapies:

All Gods Creatures Therapies evolved out of the work that I do when I treat cats, exotic pets, shelter animals and the animals that one finds in a zoo or at an aquarium. I have found that many times animals in these situations may not respond well to more traditional forms of bodywork due to their lack of human interaction and physical contact on a daily basis.  Therefore, the modalities that I use for treating these animals usually require less physical touching than those used when working under the guidelines of treatments used in Canine & Equine Sports Therapies.  I have found that most of the animals respond quite positively to Aromatherapy, T-Touch, Infrasound, Reiki,  Magnified Healing and Sound Balancing/ Biofield Balancing techniques.   And, once their chakras are re-aligned, people usually notice a marked difference in the behavior of the animal (typically an aloof animal will become more friendly & outgoing and a nervous animal will become more relaxed). Digital Thermal Imaging is a great diagnostic tool for detecting lameness especially when working with animals in captivity (i.e.: zoos and aquariums).  Many animals in this  type of situation don't do well with sedation which would be necessary in order to use most diagnostic tools requiring touching the animal.  Fortunately, that's not necessary with Digital Thermal Imaging.  While working as an outside consultant for one of the veterinarians at The Roger William Zoo, I learned that giraffes do not do well with sedation.  Apparently there is a high risk of mortality when it is sedated.  I also learned that in the wild, a giraffe may graze up to 40 miles per day foraging for food.  Which, in turn helps maintain proper hoof length.  However, when in captivity such as at a zoo, miles are reduced to acres at best and the lack of natural hoof wear can often result in a broken toe or toes. 

I have been a Digital Thermal Imaging consultant for the Senior Veterinarians at both The Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI and The Mystic Sea Aquarium in Mystic, CT.  The following is a list of treatment modalities that I typically use when working with All Gods Creatures:

 

  • Aromatherapy:  I use theraputic grade essential oils to release emotional and physical issues held in the body's cellular memory. Each oil has specific healing properties that are able to be used to address emotional and / or physical issues.  For example: Lavender is a very relaxing and calming oil with antimicrobial properties.  When offered an oil, an animal will run both nostrils over the scent then use predominantly one nostril or the other.  Depending on which nostril it uses, determines which side of the brain is stimulated and whether the condition the animal is experiencing is more physical or emotional in nature. 
  • Tellington- Touch (often called T.E.A.M. or T-Touch): This form of bodywork was developed by Linda Tellington-Jones and has its foundation in the Feldenkrais Method; known for reorganizing the human central nervous system.  The T-Touch is often mistaken as a form of massage however, it is not.  Massage is done with the intent of affecting the muscular system.  The intent of T-touch is to re-organize the central nervous system, activating cellular function and opening the neural pathways to the brain.  This results in an improved self image, confidence and coordination. 
  • Infrasound Therapy: is a deep penetrating chaotic sound wave massage therapy using low frequency alpha sound waves in the 8-14 Hz range.  Studies have proven that this frequency breaks up encapsulated trauma and opens up neural pathways to the brain.  Infrasound Therapy differs from other sound therapies in several ways: (a) the frequency of the sound waves (low versus high), and (b) the device used to transmit the sound wave does not require any gels nor does it transmit heat which can damage soft tissue.  It is a great therapy for reducing inflammation and relaxing overworked muscles.
  • Digital Thermal Imaging: Digital Thermal Imaging is a non-invasive tool that measures the surface temperature of an object or body.  Introduced into the veterinarian community in the late 1980's, it was proven to be an effective real time imaging tool to detect abnormalities present in stressed tissues and muscles that typically weren't able to be seen using conventional diagnostic imaging equipment. Most veterinarians will concur that sports related injuries are tough to diagnose.  Thermal imaging allows me to see right away where there is inflammation or a "sore" area in the dog's body.  When I find areas of concern, I advise the pet owner to consult with their veterinarian for further diagnostics.
  • Reiki Healing: Reiki is an ancient energy healing art using one's hands for healing.  The hands can be either laid on the body or in the energy field.  It is a way to promote healing on all levels: the physical, spiritual and emotional.  Reiki opens up the energy channels in the body.  By doing so, you remove blockages, stagnant "Chi", and disperse toxins.  This enables the animal's body to resonate to a higher energetic vibration thus creating an environment for the body to heal itself.
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