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Meet your Therapist

Who I Am and What I Offer:

Hello, my name is Lori Alexander and I am excited to be able to offer bodywork sessions for your companion animal! Bodywork sessions consist of massage, acupressure, and Reiki individually tailored to your pet's needs. 


My connection to animals has been the guiding force of my life and I am thrilled to be able to impact their lives in this positive way.

Experienced Knowledge:

My certifications in Small Animal Massage & Small Animal Acupressure were earned at the Northwest School of Animal Massage.


It’s my belief that animals deserve our protection, guidance, care, and love. It would be my privilege to help your companion animal with immune-enhancing and stress-reducing massage and acupressure.


Why Massage?

...Why not? Have you had a massage? If not, get one! 

The physical, emotional, and health aspects of receiving a massage are well-known; animal bodies and minds are affected in the same way. 


Most pet parents say they can see a difference in their companion animal’s well-being after just a few massages. 

Below are just some of the benefits massage brings:

  • Reduces anxiety & calms the nervous system

  • Increases circulation & promotes healing

  • Improves flexibility & range of motion

  • Promotes joint health & function

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Increases emotional well-being

  • Soothes the Autonomic Nervous System

  • Improves blood circulation, increases oxygen, & releases toxins

  • Relieves sore muscles, stiffness

  • Stimulates healthy skin & coat

  • Can detect early signs of disease or injury

Why Acupressure?

Like massage, acupressure is a complementary modality that uses noninvasive and pain-free techniques that balance the energy. With your veterinarian's approval, it can be an effective remedy alongside their diagnosis and treatment.


Acupressure is a different form of Acupuncture using fingers/thumbs and the practitioner's intention to stimulate the acupoints instead of needles.

Below are just some of the benefits acupressure brings:

  • Reduces allergy symptoms

  • Helps manage chronic pain

  • Calms gastrointestinal issues

  • Supports recovery from surgery

  • Creates a sense of well-being

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Eases the pain & stiffness brought on by arthritis

  • Stimulates healthy skin & coat

  • Gently calms anxious animals

  • Supports older animals with a healthy flow of Chi

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  • What should I expect at my pet’s first bodywork session?
    All animals respond differently to the first time they receive a massage/acupressure session. Most pets will need some time to get comfortable with me and understand my intent. I will remain calm and patient throughout. It's helpful to remember that your pet does not need to “obey” commands during this time and will be free to get up and walk away for a few minutes if they feel the need. I want to communicate to them that I respect their feedback and that this is a collaborative activity. Bodywork can’t work properly if your pet feels he/she has no choice in the matter. When your pet chooses to accept bodywork, then the magic can begin to happen.
  • Should I stay with my pet during their massage?
    For most pets, it’s helpful to have their guardian stay in the room for their first session - it gives them reassurance. You as their trusted human can be the most effective by relaxing and promoting a calm sense of well-being during their massage. After their first session, your pet will be fine if you need to leave the room, but you are always welcome to stay.
  • What time of the day should I schedule their appointment?
    If possible, schedule your pet's appointment at a time they are usually relaxed and resting. It's not recommended to schedule at a time when he/she expects a meal, treat, or during their usual playtime.If I am coming to do bodywork in your home, choose a time that is normally quiet. Avoid times that visitors might drop in, family members are scheduled to arrive home, ect. Please make sure your pet has had time to relieve themselves and get a drink of water before our appointment.
  • Should I bring treats or toys for them?
    Usually, I don’t use treats or toys during my sessions since I want to foster a relaxed and calm atmosphere. Though some dogs do need the distraction of treats so please have some on hand. For dogs who have difficulty being calm in new situations, I would recommend having a stuffed frozen Kong or Lickki Pad available to help them stay in one place. Please don’t offer bones or other high value treats as they can make dogs reactive and possessive.
  • When is payment expected and what forms do you accept?
    Payment is due at the time of service. Accepted payment methods include cash, check, and credit card. We also have discounted rate packages and memberships available here: Packages & Memberships
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