Honoring our Pet Companion’s
Inner Tigers and Wolves
A LITTLE BACKROUND
“Never ask the crazy cat lady,
how many cats she has.”
Trishia was a huge help with our 9 y/o lab/mastiff mix when her hip and knee started bothering her after a bad jump out of our car. Nothing “wrong” according to our vet and no solution offered but pain meds. We had about 5 sessions with Trish and her gait completely changed by the third session. Since then we have not seen any limping or favoring (which had been going on for a long time). It’s nice to know there is an option for pain relief other than just harsh meds that always seem to cause other problems for these poor pups!
Trishia is the best. She comes to the house and gives my little old man pug massages. She talks to him and is very in tune with what he wants/needs; she lets him do everything on his own terms. Trishia is so kind and caring and she takes great care of the fur babies.
I have always been that weird friend who sits in your living room, petting your cat or your dog, noticing every weird lump or bump.
“Does he always have this bump on his back?”. “What is this lump?”. “Why is your cat limping?”. I am that same friend who has to stop on our walk to talk to a neighborhood cat, or flirt with a dog. My first best friend was a cat named Ziggy and I’ve had an intuitive connection with animals for as long as I can remember. They seem to know that I honor their inner Tigers and their inner Wolves and they seek me out.
I’ve spent a lifetime working at other things while devoting nearly all of my non-paid hours to animals in some capacity. I am a past 4-H leader and the current Vice President of the North Bay Herpetological Society.
I volunteer for Dogma Animal Rescue, Dogwood Animal Rescue Project, and the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter. I help to transport animals from high skill shelters to well-supported rescues.
I adore a purebred cat show, and I delight in cheering for agility dogs.
In my home I have an array of pet companions from tiny invertebrates to an 85 pound rescue dog from the Central Valley. In the middle is a corgi who hates agility, some slithery friends, and several tigers masquerading as housecats.
My Journey Forward
Since I’ve embarked on my massage career, I’ve thought a lot about some of my pets who would have benefited from massage had I then realized it was an option for them.
There was Humphrey the cat who suffered a car accident and limped his way into old age. Zoe the ball crazy GSD/Rottie who would have lived a few years longer if her shoulders hadn’t given out. Sadie, the GSD whose life was shortened by quickly advancing degenerative myelopathy. Each of these ailments could have been eased by massage practices in some way. I’ve dedicated this time in my life to helping those animals who need me and I have sought out the best courses to support my commitment.
Having created the best foundation for my practice I am a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodyworkers and hold the following certifications: Reiki Master, Certified Feline Bodywork Practitioner, Certified Canine Myo-Functional Therapist, Certified Canine Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Kinesiology Tape Practitioner, Certified Animal Neuro-myofascial Release Practitioner. I plan to continue my studies to include small animal nutrition and Canine Arthritis specialties.
Every pet deserves to have a life they can love and massage can help them achieve that.