About me

Background

I am a 2012 graduate of the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, Colorado. I have knowledge of the specific nutritional needs and natural behaviors of our pets, as well as substances from nature that heal almost everything naturally, with no side effects. 


A long time ago, I started college in the 70s and took classes in animal behavior and nutrition. Many classes followed, I worked in health food stores, and then stopped college and travelled to Europe. When I returned I hung out at the local zoo for fun, but chose a sensible major that lead me into the world of people and business. My years on honing my intuition worked well there, and I never stopped teaching myself natural healing on the side. 


Learning animal acupressure was an intentional change to work that aligned with my passion of being with animals, and healing with nature. In a wonderful twist of fate, my questioning, analytical nature, and ability to read science, works perfectly with the need to figure out and solve each new issue. And no issue goes unsolved because I always find a solution! 


I’ve worked with a quite a few animals whose owners were told there was no hope, or other solution. Animals want to heal, and I’m grateful to be asked by their owners to help them do that. 


Animals of All Species

 A trip to our local dairy when I was 4 years old sealed the deal, the smell of large animals and barns has been like perfume to me my whole life. When I was 5 and got close to a horse big enough I could walk under, it was love at first sight. I showed up just to touch them all, later allowed to brush them and soon begging for rides. For years that request resulted in the being given the horse no one rode, or could. Twenty years of riding those horses, with every manner of difficult issue, taught me more about horses than I could have dreamed. My spitfire of a first horse taught me the rest! To this day, between them and her, I ride like I have Velcro on my seat. 


When I was asked that question all kids are asked when they are growing up, "what do you want to do", I said "raise puppies."  I remember the adult laughing and telling me that wasn't a career. "Darn it" I thought.  But I went forward loving animals. Set up a "farm day" at school so we could all stop working and play with animals at school.  And in our small town, we all had multiples of dogs and cats, along with every other critter we found in the woods. 


All animals will let me touch them, no matter how they are feeling.  I share my  love of their animals with the owners. I feel we are all so blessed to have these beings live with us for the time they have here.  And am grateful to help wherever I am called to help. 

Stories of Healing

There are many stories of healing, here's two:


The Grey Tabby. She was an old gal diagnosed with failing kidney had stopped drinking.  She had a loving owner who learned to administer fluids by IV every couple of days to keep fluids in her, and hoped there was another option. She was not moving when I met her, and I could tell my slightest touch to her skin hurt, but after we released the first block she let out a sigh and let me work on her for an hour. By the time I arrived for the next session she had started drinking a little water and was getting up to use the litter box. By the next visit she'd been drinking so much the IV bags were not needed, and I got to see the beautiful being, now full of life again, the owner loved so much.  


The Black Stallion. He really did look like that beautiful horse in the film and had been diagnosed at birth with tendon issues. He was on permanent limited exercise, daily meds, and year-round special shoes. He was only five years old, but stood in his stall with head hung low looking very much older. He was swollen (edema) with tight skin and fascia all over. The owner agreed to take off his shoes, and to walk him a little every day. His body changed session by session, the healing system doing its marvelous job. Not long after we started he was running like the Black Stallion. He taught me a lot about the healing powers of a young body.

Location

I am based in Marin County, California, and travel to see clients. For horses this is normal, but dogs and cats need the comfort of being treated in their own home.  Each animal wants to rest and relax after their session so being at their home means the napping can start as soon as the session is over!


If you live outside my area don't hesitate to call.  We'll let's just add that detail to our talk and see how we can make it work.