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Spinal Touch for Dogs and other Animals

Help for Man's Best Friend with Pelvic, Back or Spinal Pain

Animals get bad backs, necks, shoulders, hips/pelvis and legs too. Spinal Touch can be a very good way to help your dog back to normal, painfree movement.

This is a question I am asked over and over again. Will Spinal Touch work for my dog like it does for me? Animals like us, mammals in other words, have the same bone structure, muscle structure, heart, lungs, hair, circulatory system and can feel pain when it hurts, just as we do.

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The proportions vary certainly, but we are surprisingly the same at many levels. Mammals have the same bone structure and muscle make-up across the living world, it is only the way we move and the way we use our bodies that is different. For example, a giraffe has the same number of cervical vertebrae in their necks as we do; seven. But each of those giraffe's vertebra are nearly a foot long. So they must splay their front legs to get their head down low enough to drink, but they can reach the tender leaves at the top of a tall tree, while we need a cherry picker or a ladder.

The mechanism of injury to an animal's body is very similar to that of a human body too. If we slip off a step, we can pull muscles, jar our backs, do damage to our knees and shoulders, as can the mammals we keep as pets.
Spinal Touch can be used on all manner of animals, perhaps the most obvious being, dogs, cats and horses.

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Vets and trainers are accepting the effectiveness of alternative therapies for animals and flocking to it in great numbers. Like humans, animals respond to the numerous physiological and psychological benefits of alternative therapy. Spinal Touch is a noninvasive and general therapy, which offers pain relief and helps in treating many muscular and skeletal disorders as well as preventing their return.

Spinal Touch is very effective at relieving tense and painful muscle spasm, keeping them supple and properly 'switched'. It's a great way to increase blood circulation and remove excessive toxins in the body, in the same way that a massage is effective for humans. A regular program of treatment, once need is established, is effective for maintaining muscle health, spinal alignment, pelvic/sacral alignment, general health and performance.

Postural alignment is the first step in maintaining normal healthy conditions for any animal, including many muscular and skeletal activities, such as: balance, coordination, jumping, running, walking, range of motion, stride length and bending.

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It has long been thought that the body's ability to maintain good health relies, to a large degree, on the proper functioning of the nervous system. After all, this is what triggers all our organs to function and maintain a healthy circulatory system, to bathe our cells in oxygen and fuel. Vertebral and skeletal misalignments can cause disease by putting pressure on the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, which causes imbalance in the body's other systems.

Spinal Touch gives the body chance to return to proper balance and better health.

Dogs have accidents and hurt themselves. They also have back pain. If your best friend is currently in difficulty with pain in the hips or back, I would invite you to bring them to visit The Haven Healing Centre in Cheddar for assistance. Appointments and a treatment price list are available by clicking here. I look forward to welcoming you to The Haven Healing Centre where we can talk about a treatment plan structured around your dogs needs. Phil.

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All These Areas Are Within Easy Reach of The Haven Healing Centre, Cheddar, Somerset
Abbots Leigh - Ashwick - Avonmouth - Axbridge - Babington - Backwell - Badgworth - Bagley - Banwell - Barrow Gurney - Bason Bridge - Bath - Beckington - Berrow - Biddisham - Bishop Sutton - Bitton - Blackford - Blagdon - Bleadon - Bleadney - Bradford-on-Avon - Brean - Brent Knoll - Bristol - Burnham-on-Sea - Burrington - Butcombe - Cameley - Catcott - Chantry - Chapel Allerton - Cheddar - Chelwood - Chew Magna - Chew Stoke - Chilcompton - Churchill - Clapton - Claverham - Claverton - Cleeve - Clevedon - Clutton - Cocklake - Coleford - Compton Bishop - Compton Dando - Compton Martin - Congresbury - Coxley - Cranmore - Cross - Downhead - Draycott - Dundry - Dunkerton - East Brent - East Harptree - East Huntspill - Easton-in-Gordano - Edithmead - Emborough - Englishcombe - Evercreech - Failand - Farmborough - Farrington Gurney - Felton - Flax Bourton - Freshford - Frome - Glastonbury - Godney - Green Ore - Gurney Slade - Highbridge - Highbury - High Littleton - Hinton Blewett - Hutton - Inglesbatch - Kelston - Kenn - Kewstoke - Keynsham - Kilmersdon - Kingston Seymour - Langford - Litton - Locking - Long Ashton - Lower Weare - Loxton - Lympsham - Mark - Marksbury - Mells - Midsomer Norton - Monkton Combe - Nailsea - Nempnett Thrubwell - Nettlebridge - Newbury - Oldmixon - Paulton - Peasedown - Pensford - Pilton - Portishead - Prestleigh - Priddy - Priston - Pucklechurch - Pudlow - Puxton - Queen Charlton - Radstock - Redhill - Rickford - Ridgehill - Rodney Stoke - Rooks Bridge - Rowberrow - Saltford - Sandford - Shapwick - Shepton Mallet - Shipham - Sidcot - Somerton - Stanton Drew - Star - Staverton - St Georges - Stoke St Michael - Ston Easton - Stone Bridge - Stowey - Street - Temple Cloud - Tickenham - Timsbury - Trowbridge - Ubley - Weare - Wedmore - Wellow - Wells - West Harptree - West Horrington - Weston-Super-Mare - West Pennard - Whatley - Whitchurch - Winford - Winscombe - Wookey - Wraxall - Wrington - Yatton
To book an appointment for your Canine friend at a convenient time, call: 01934 740275

Thank You to the Photographers: The images on this page were supplied by, Nita Anggraeni Goenawan, Ian Dooley, Tim Higham, Laura Dewilde, Jonathan Borba, Julio Bernal,Grant Durr and Maurits Bausenhart. Joe, I know yours is here too, but once the page closed I couldn't retrieve your last name, sorry. Please let me know so I can change it.

Note: DISCLAIMER: This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.

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