For Dogs : Foundations of Touch and Mindfulness for Connecting and Healing

Experience the Magic and Mystery of healing with Touch, while building an even deeper, harmonious connection with your dog. | taught by Megan Ayrault

Course description

Get started with Foundation techniques and strategies. Simple and safe, and profoundly effective when applied as taught in this e-course.

  • Enhance your dogs’ physical and emotional wellness
  • Calm and "de-stress"
  • Comfort and support for challenges of aging
  • Improve the healing process during recovery

Videos and photos are with dogs as models. Also applies very well to cats and others.

You'll also get tips and insights to add depth to what may appear "too easy" at first glance. Then, as you practice with your own animals, you'll discover how much is really happening as you Touch with the right approach and awareness!

I'll also send you additional tips by email to supplement what you learn here. So watch your email (including your spam filter?) so you don't miss those!

Megan Ayrault
Megan Ayrault
LMT, L/SAMT, Founder of Power of Touch for Animals


Megan is a Licensed Massage Therapist for animals and people, Certified Zero Balancing Practitioner, and author of books on equine and canine bodywork. Her background and teaching include techniques and insights for both the physical/structural aspects of the body, and the energy aspects of the body-mind system.

Megan Ayrault, megan@PowerOfTouchForAnimals.com

Reviews (17)

Fantastic course

by gail sabasko
I found this course very informative, easy to follow and very interesting.

Thank you, Megan

by Justus Lewis
I feel deeply grateful that Megan has taken the time to share with us in this course her professional experience of working with animals using energetic strategies and techniques. The short recordings that show different animals responding to Megan's touch are a joy and an inspiration. I would recommend that all body workers as well as dog owners take time to watch a few of these vignettes. They will get a sense of what 'touch for connecting and healing' looks like from the outside.

Simple and Powerful

by Bailey Norval
As an LMP who has been practicing for 5 years and who is new to the small animal massage scene, this was exactly what I needed. I completed the NWSAM Maintenance Massage for SA's in February, and found my work a bit frustrating. I kept trying to force changes. And had simply forgotten the most important part of my work: listening and supporting to create an environment for positive change. I am eternally grateful for the simplicity of this course both for myself, but as well as in my education of others on massage for animals. It is always good to work on our foundations. I have seen enormous improvement in the quality of my work again, as well as in the reception of the work by the animals in my life. Thank you for your help!!
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Fantastic course

by gail sabasko
I found this course very informative, easy to follow and very interesting.

Thank you, Megan

by Justus Lewis
I feel deeply grateful that Megan has taken the time to share with us in this course her professional experience of working with animals using energetic strategies and techniques. The short recordings that show different animals responding to Megan's touch are a joy and an inspiration. I would recommend that all body workers as well as dog owners take time to watch a few of these vignettes. They will get a sense of what 'touch for connecting and healing' looks like from the outside.

Simple and Powerful

by Bailey Norval
As an LMP who has been practicing for 5 years and who is new to the small animal massage scene, this was exactly what I needed. I completed the NWSAM Maintenance Massage for SA's in February, and found my work a bit frustrating. I kept trying to force changes. And had simply forgotten the most important part of my work: listening and supporting to create an environment for positive change. I am eternally grateful for the simplicity of this course both for myself, but as well as in my education of others on massage for animals. It is always good to work on our foundations. I have seen enormous improvement in the quality of my work again, as well as in the reception of the work by the animals in my life. Thank you for your help!!

Accurate

by Jane Jeffrey
As an already qualified canine massage therapist (in the UK) I can never learn enough to help dogs. I'm thinking of this as a CPD! So even though most of the content is familiar to me there are little nuggets of information which are new to me and I like the balance of passive touch combined with massage. Sometimes in the past I have felt almost obliged to keep my hands moving but in recent times I've discovered how just the 'laying on of hands' can be so powerful, especially as I can combine this with Reiki. It's all energy :) Also I love your energy Megan! Thank you

by Gay Barrows
I especially like seeing the touch on real animals. I also liked the information on connective tissue. It feels as though this has been what I have been looking for , for a long time. My daughter's dog who is 13yrs is still energetic but her right hind leg and hip look like they are losing muscle and her legs are getting weaker. She is on Dasuquin which helps her with walking but would like to find a way to strengthen that rear leg if possible. She loves when I give her light massage. Enjoying all of your information. Thank You!

GREAT TO GET IN TOUCH

by Yon (Jean-Philippe) Erbin
It is very surprising to see how much wellbeing comes from this course. Very simple but very powerfull, and in a fundamental way, very technical, it reminds me the craniosacral biodynamics and its fundamental concepts. Touch is surely effective when it is close to its purpose , with attention, and at the same time the most distant, it means the less coercive : surely the best way to go to that is to be receptive as a "light but deep" listening, as for example regular meditation can help us. Of course there is surely great effective techniques, many, to add to this first course in the next courses offered in this e-learning center : For sure it is to thank the great methodological ability that Megan shows in her exposition. Many thanks for this course, as such, or as a way to.

by Helga Karisch
Love the course!! Thank you Megan

It was very god and interesting point of view.

by Beth Newman

by Susan Bohl
Thank you so much for the information.

by Renee Swiere
Wonderful course...very informative and eye opening!! Thank you Megan!

Foundations of touch

by Dawn Seago
Very relaxing, i had my dogbon my knee the whole course, he did not move, even when his dad came home, not sure I know anything about chi or connections but I felt connected with my boy ...Thanks Daen

Unsure

by Heather Lyall
Liked the format. The site tour was very informative and easy to follow. Keen to try the touch on my dog and see how we go.

by Susan Hennig

The Power of Chi & Positive Thinking

by Thomas Jenkins
Hi Megan, I have enjoyed this free E Course on Massage for animals, especially dogs. I have studied Tai Chi for many years so lots of the content struck home with me. I can't wait to begin regular sessions with my 18 month Patterdale Terrier named Cai. I will let you know how we get on.

by Jennifer Clark

Foundations of Touch for Connecting and Healing for Dogs

by cindi weeks
I loved all if it. The information and illustrations were awesome. The PDF files were great. I have been able to practice the teo techniques effectively on my two Great Danes daily. They actually expect their massages before bedtime. I have the pdf's and videos to refer back to. Bless you for sharong your expertise for those of us who love our animals.

Great Title emphasizing both Connecting and Healing.

by MARY CUMMINGS
This is a very informative and learning phase for a beginner as well as an experienced masseuse. The 2 foundation techniques were taught as connecting touch with feelings, and using both hands to "listen" and feel the animal's response. Learning how to use massage with animals is a very rewarding modality, used in conjunction with relaxing and healing Essential Oils. As a beginner, both the video/audio and the .pdf literature were extremely helpful. I look forward to learning so much more, so I can implement these techniques with my personal animals as well as my animal clients. Thank you so much.