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Canine                    Massage

Give back to the one who gives you so much

The Start of Puppy Rub

Massage and exercise have been a passion in Janis' life since she graduated college. She became the Fitness Director at the Magdalena Ecke YMCA for several years before obtaining her HHP - Holistic Health Practitioner - license in 1996 and started her own massage business. Dogs have been in her life since the day she took her first breath and they have  surrounded her ever since.  "They expand my heart and can bring a tear to my eye with one look."  Having such wonderful experiences with her human clients for 20 years and with man's (and woman's) best friend, a marriage of massage, fitness and dogs was the next evolutionary step and Puppy Rub was born. She received her CCMT - Certified Canine Massage Therapist - from the Ojai School of Canine Massage. Into her vocations, she brings along 15 years of studying the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition; an Earth honoring practice. The main focus of Puppy Rub is to assist our canine companions to a greater level of health and happiness through massage and exercise, while educating their guardians on how to bring serenity to the one they love.

 Lao Tzu  


"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,

you touch everything."


The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.


Trigger point Myotherapy treatment alternates concentrated pressure on the area of muscle spasm, in intervals approximately 30 seconds long, to alleviate the spasm.  This neuromuscular therapy works by relaxing the muscle in order to release stored lactic acid and encourage blood an oxygen flow to the muscle.


Myofascial Release is a form of massage therapy that involves stretching and manipulating connective tissue or fascia of the body. This is done through mild sustained pressure from the therapist's hands to the fascia. This works to reduce tension and soften the tissue. Fascia is unique, in that it covers and connects all of the body's muscles and bones and can store memories of physical trauma.


Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture. Acupressure involves placing physical pressure by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices on different acupuncture points on the surface of the body. 


Tellington Touch is health and behavioral therapy for pets that includes touch, manipulation, and guiding the animals through movement exercises. Designed to work on emotional and health problems, the touches are not massage or acupressure, nor are they invasive. The techniques are designed to create a calm, attentive, focused state of consciousness. Situations helped by Tellington Touch include barking, biting, jumping up, fear and shyness, inappropriate urination, separation anxiety, and more.



After an in depth intake form and gate analysis is completed, a variety of these modalities listed will be used in each session, in addition to stretching and vibration techniques.

The sessions will match the intention of the client and the wisdom of the dog.

Confidence building exercises will be used at client's request.






Tel: 760-815-0999


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