Improve your dog's movement, comfort, and longevity while opening exciting new doors to better communication and a more meaningful relationship.
We all want our dogs to live pain-free, and we all want ways to connect with them. The Masterson Method® is an interactive approach to animal bodywork that follows and uses responses of the animal to your touch to find and release tension in areas of his body that affect:
His ability to get around.
His physical and mental well-being.
The quality of and length of his life.
His connection with you and other humans and animals.
A lifelong horse person, Jim Masterson developed his method for the purpose of releasing tension and improving movement in the performance horse. An interesting benefit was that it led to improved communication and trust, and a better overall relationship with the horse. Since dogs go with horses “like peanut butter and jelly,” Jim says, it was only natural that he began to use his bodywork on canines, too.
The techniques used in the Masterson Method rely on reading and following the subtle changes in the dog's body language as you work with him. Once you learn to read his body language, you will be “on the same page” and communication is established. Your dog recognizes that you understand what his body language is saying, that there is no threat to his well-being, and that he feels better when you work with him. In these pages you will learn the steps to incorporating the Masterson Method in your dog's life, bringing happiness to both of you.
By using these techniques, and knowing the responses to look for, you will be able to:
Achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the dog's body that affects mobility, comfort, attitude, training, and performance.
Restore muscular and structural balance, and natural alignment.
Discover new levels of communication and trust with your dog that spill over into other areas of interaction.
This book includes:
Step-by-step instructions, color photographs, and detailed illustrations.
Tips and techniques, understandable anatomical explanations, and examples from Jim's personal experiences with hundreds of dogs.
A “quick-reference” section that points you toward exercises specifically suited to your dog's breed or activity.
The Masterson Method is practical, easy to use, and results oriented. You see the results in the dog's responses during the bodywork, and in his behavior, comfort, and movement afterward. Beyond Dog Massage is the ideal instructional guide for all those seeking a better quality of life for and deeper connection with their dogs.