Imagine the thrill of watching an aching, arthritic dog stand and wag its tail again. Or a horse, previously too stiff to walk, take an unencumbered stroll around the paddock. "The joy at those moments, shared between the animal, their owners and me, is so powerful," says Dr. Annette Ramseyer, owner of Easing Paw Animal Therapy. Her Monrovia, California practice focuses on non-invasive, non-medicated, restorative therapy (Ttouch-Tellington techniques, Reiki, Massage Therapy) that helps keep animals healthy. Cats, dogs, horses, rabbits - animals large and small. Her services include Healing Touch for Animals® a program developed by Carol Komitor.
"Let's be clear, I cannot heal a dog with cancer. But what I can do is make the animal feel comfortable. My goal is to improve the quality of its life."
Annette turned her successful, "Easing Touch" human massage therapy business into "Easing Paw" about five years ago. "I've always felt a different sensation in my hands when working with animals. They seem to channel the energy between me and the animals."
Annette brings comfort to our silent companions, easing their pain, offering relaxation so they can return to being their true selves.
"Relaxation releases endorphins; joints are lubricated, circulation increases, oxygen intake is higher, blood flow is improved and nutrition is better absorbed," she explains.
Annette encourages her pet owners to always consult with a veterinarian prior to massage. "I do not replace a doctor's services. But when I work with your veterinarian, in some cases, we've been able to reduce the animal's reliance on some medications. That's a good thing for everyone."
About that great sweatshirt she's wearing... Annette found out about Lands' End through her work with Healing Touch. "I like the fact that people see I'm affiliated with an international organization."
As a small business owner, her uniform must offer comfort, flexibility and help with self promotion. With no embroidery minimums, Lands' End is a practical, affordable choice.
If you're a pet owner in the Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, or Pasadena area, keep Annette's information handy. Her sensitive touch may just be the relief you both need.