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Bodywork and Energy medicine are two healing therapies used by holistic practitioners and caregivers. Bodywork techniques work by moving or stimulating parts of the body while Energy medicine involves moving, stimulating, clearing or influencing the energy flow.


Anytime you or a holistic practitioner touches your pet with love – healing takes place. Touch is extremely important for both humans & animals and the quiet time and focused attention given to your pet will be rewarding in many ways.

Bodyworks includes techniques such as:

  • Massage
  • Bowen therapy
  • Acupressure
  • Tellington Touch
  • Acupuncture

Bodywork has been found to relieve stress, enhance circulation, improve immune function, promote healing and helps the body to release endorphins and ease pain. Professional massage involves manipulation of tissues and ranges from gentle movement of the skin to more invasive action that affects deep muscle tissue.



Energy medicine works with the patient in a non-physical way through interconnection of body, mind and soul.

Energy Medicine comprises of:

  • Visualisation
  • Reiki
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • and even Telepathic communication

Energy medicine has been performed around the world for generations through spiritual practices that have been passed from generation to generation.



The best medicine is the prevention of animal stress and unhappiness. There are several valuable tools you can use to help heal your pet and prevent them distress or anguish while you’re out of town or if they are hospitalised and you can’t be there in person.

While you can give your pet a soothing healing massage at home prior to going away, a qualified massage therapist who is also a pet caregiver has the expertise to provide a more precise level of care.

If you are unable to find a suitable caregiver or physically be present for your pet, try this:

  • The practice of visualisation is extremely powerful – think of a way in which you’d like to see your pet feel more relaxed and less anxious. Find a quiet spot, close your eyes, take few deep breaths and create an image in your mind of your pet happy, energetic, and joyful. Repeat the process 3-4 times each week.
  • If your pet is recovering from an injury or had a recent surgery, think of them in your thoughts while you’re driving or cooking and simply imagine them running happily across the grass or the park.
  • Telepathic communication is enormously enriching, trust your intuition, be open and listen to the thoughts that pop into your head, remain positive and communicate with your animal.
  • Reiki distance healing – is the method of sending Reiki (“universal life force”) energy without being present, you should engage a suitable Reiki Master to perform the healing.


Animals are great teachers and healers; they teach us patience, courage, determination and so much about ourselves, they enrich our lives and show us unconditional love. From our own experience, animals sometimes take on our illnesses or disorders and can reflect the family’s stress. If we really want to help heal our pets, we must maintain hope and deep conviction that our cherished companion will pull through a crisis and accept the gifts and powers of animals and god.


To learn more about Pet Nurture and how your pet can benefit from Bodywork techniques, contact Melina on 0403 939 202 or Enquiries@PetNurture.com.au



Allegretti, J., & Sommers, K. (2003). The complete holistic dog book Home health care for our Canine Companions. Berkeley, California, United States of America: Celestial Arts.



Individual blogs are based upon the opinions of the specific author, who retains full copyright. The material is not intended as medical advice, it’s intended as a sharing of knowledge and information.

We are not veterinarians and do not diagnose any conditions, perform surgery or prescribe medications, we can assess the muscles as part of being a Canine Myofunctional Therapist. Muscle therapy is not a replacement for proper veterinary care and any injury or disease must be medically diagnosed and treated by a veterinarian. We encourage you to make your own pet health care choices in collaboration with a certified pet health care professional.

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