My friend Kelly, who lives near Bozeman, has just launched something unique: a pet massage and wellness business. A few years ago, I wouldn’t have put much stock in such – but I’ve since learned that critters can benefit just as much as their two-legged companions from this kind of treatment and care.
If you live in or near Gallatin County and have a pet, you should definitely keep her in mind. Check out her site at TreatAnimalWellness.com.
Here’s her “intro” to explain how it came about:
One particular brown striped tabby cat named “Leon Chopper” led me to a place where I would realize my desire to advocate for animal wellness. Unknowingly, I had the good fortune to pluck the most unhealthy kitten from an adoptable lot at the local shelter—a kitten who would prove to be a much-loved companion and guiding spirit. Leon suffered from chronic cystitis, a condition with no known cure.
During his life, he endured surgeries and was prescribed traditional drug therapies to manage his condition. Eventually, he failed to respond to treatment and our veterinarian suggested the alternative modalities of acupuncture and massage therapy. To our delight and disbelief, he responded almost immediately and showed great improvement. I then began working with a holistic veterinarian, along with my regular vet to provide a him level of comfort and wellness he had not known for some time.
I believe that the mental and physical states are connected, and am most interested in exploring the mind and body connection through therapeutic touch as it relates to wellness and healing in animals.