TTouch, changing behaviour through posture
Introduction to Tellington-Touch
Welcome to my fourth blog about this unique, holistic and positive method of working and bonding with your animal friends.
My name is Caroline Still and I am a local dog groomer and T-Touch Practitioner for companion animals.
Developed by Linda Tellington-Jones over 30 yeas ago, TTouch uses simple body movements (Ttouches) to improve circulation, behaviour and co-ordination. These touches help to reduce tension, promoting an overall sense of wellbeing and calm.
TTouch influences the nervous system with highly effective techniques that not just owners, but care-givers such as vet nurses, groomers and dog walkers can learn and use on a daily basis. TTouch is non-invasive, and can be used alongside other care.
This month: Firework season
The noise of fireworks can be incredibly upsetting for some animals, and many owners fear firework season. Finding an area on your dog to calm and reassure can be beneficial, this is often around the chest area. Using slow circular strokes, with a very light touch might be enough to focus the animal, even just for a brief moment, so it can relax even if just for two seconds. Ear work – stroking the dog’s ear from base to top, slowly and lightly can be very beneficial. Using Thundershirts© and touch methods combined can produce positive results.
To show your animals there is a different, more positive way to be, will be the first stage in a miraculous journey for you both.