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Activate Your Rib Cage for a Healthier Back and Neck

Posted on February 21, 2017

Does your back or neck ache or get stiff? Wouldn’t it be great to be limber and pain-free? Well, as surprising as it sounds, “waking up” your rib cage may be the key to more comfortable, youthful movement.   The Feldenkrais® audio lesson (exercise) called “Activate Your Rib Cage to Improve Your Back and Neck” is Continue Reading »

Haley Rehabs her CCL Injury + Book Review/Giveaway

Posted on February 8, 2017

Elaine, from the wonderful blog, “Chasing Dog Tales” helped her dog Haley recover from CCL surgery using some of the techniques in my book, “Grow Young with Your Dog.” Elaine has written a comprehensive review of my book and even included photos of herself doing some hands-on techniques with Haley. Plus, she’s offering a book Continue Reading »

Girthy Horse? Simple Steps to Make Saddling a Pleasure

Posted on September 2, 2016

Does your horse pin his ears when you tighten the girth? Does he get grumpy, swish his tail or threaten to bite or kick when you cinch him up? Does your horse seem to hold her breath (“blowing up” or “bloating”) when you’re tacking her up?1 Any of those reactions would fit the definition of Continue Reading »

The Secret to Rounding Your Horse’s Back

Posted on September 2, 2016

Sarah, a 43-year-old brunette with the tan, toned arms of a longtime equestrian, was visibly frustrated. She had hit a disappointing roadblock in her training. Despite working with a respected dressage instructor, Sarah was beginning to feel as if her imported warmblood would never do well in dressage. Her horse, an eight-year-old Dutch warmblood named Continue Reading »

Why Meditating with Your Dog Can Make You Healthy

Posted on September 2, 2016

This simple meditation can bring peace and comfort during the last days of a dog’s life. It can also provide comfort and healing for the human even long after the dog has passed away. A reader, Robin, experienced that. This is what she wrote to me:     “Mary, I just wanted to thank you Continue Reading »

Arthritic Dog? Why You Need to Know This Innovative Approach

Posted on September 2, 2016

Click to download this article as a pdf. The black and tan dog looked like an adorable cross between a Beagle and a German shepherd.  Her name was Princess, and she walked with mincing steps into my office, her lower back rounded as if in pain. Princess was accompanied by Janet, a tall, blonde woman Continue Reading »

5 Tips to Prevent Canine Sports Injuries

Posted on September 2, 2016

Click to download the illustrated e-book Whether your dog participates in competitive canine sports or just loves to run and play, he is at risk of sustaining a sports injury. Injuries may be relatively minor, such as a strained back muscle. Or they can be more serious, such as a torn or ruptured cranial cruciate Continue Reading »

Senior Dog with Spinal Arthritis Walks Easily Again

Posted on June 10, 2016

Have you ever looked at your aging dog, with her stiff back and arthritic joints, and wished you could help her move easily again? But you assume that there’s nothing else you can do. You’re already providing your dog with regular vet exams, a high-quality diet, joint supplements and lots of love and attention.  The increasing Continue Reading »

Equine Massage or Feldenkrais Method for Horses? What’s the Difference?

Posted on February 24, 2016

Many people who see me work with horses assume I’m doing a gentle form of equine massage. And I can’t blame them.  They see me touching a horse, who is usually quite relaxed and happy. When I explain to the onlookers that I’m not an equine massage therapist, but a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method®, I Continue Reading »

Do You Find This Toy Dog Scary?

Posted on November 5, 2015

I take two stuffed dogs to some of my canine workshops. Dogs never look twice at the larger husky, but many dogs bark and even growl at the stuffed basset hound. Can you guess why some dogs dislike the smaller stuffed dog? Everyone who responds with a comment below this post will be entered into a random Continue Reading »

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