Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Welcome Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute to the RAGD Partner Pack!

Today we are very pleased to welcome Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute to the Raise A Green Dog Partner Pack!

Over the years, I've participated in many holistic treatments from chiropractic to acupuncture to massage and more! Acupressure has always fascinated me, and Mum has wanted to learn more about it and how it may be able to help me with my muscle soreness, especially as I get older. I want to run agility for as long as I absolutely can!

So when the nice folks at Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute decided to be one of our latest RAGD Partners we got very excited (I spin when I get excited, like most shelties do! Spin, spin, spin!).

Acupressure has many benefits for every age of your dog's life. It's great for canine athletes like me to keep in tip top shape, and it's great all the way to a dog's senior years to aid in strengthening the immune system, muscles, tendons and joints. It can help in alleviating inflammation and swelling, and aiding circulation. It can also help in improving digestion and in removing toxins from the canine body. And it's a wonderful way to further that wonderful bond with your dog.

Let's learn about Tallgrass! Over 20 years ago, Nancy Zidonis and Marie Soderberg began Equine Acupressure. They were offering acupressure to dressage riders. One day a rider asked if they could work on her horse since he needed it as much as she did. This was the beginning of research, study and the development of their first two handbooks on equine acupressure and later another on canine acupressure.

In 1998, Nancy Zidonis and Amy Snow joined forces with the intention of expanding Equine Acupressure and writing new books on equine, canine and feline acupressure.

Now they have a wealth of information relating to equine, canine and feline acupressure. From books to meridian charts to DVDs for horses and dogs!

The best part? These resources are available for everyone! If you are just looking into the practice and want to learn how to perform acupressure on your dog their resources are excellent. And if you are a practitioner, they have resources for you too!

Take for example their book 'Acu-Dog A Guide to Canine Acupressure.' It's a 188 page, 4-color book touted as the ultimate how-to canine acupressure book. It includes tons of charts and photos with detailed discussion of hands-on techniques, and, best of all includes 32 canine health & behavioral acupressure sessions. ACU-DOG is by Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis with Foreword by Linda Tellington-Jones.

Head on over to their site to learn a lot more about their offerings relating to books, DVDs, online courses, charts and more!

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