Christine Johnson- Practitioner of Animal Acupressure and Massage Wellness since 2007 and uses a combination of massage, acupressure with essential oils to help enhance your dog's physical comfort, emotional stability and overall health.

Essential Balance begins with energy and understanding that energy connects us and affects our health and well-being.  Proper health requires more than just eating right and exercise, although these contribute to physical health, but what about mental and emotional health? Well for our pets to truly be healthy, we must nurturer all three levels.

Canine Acupressure and Massage

Dogs 4 Life

 Home Appointments
New client consultation/evaluation $175.00
four  In home 1-hour visits  $396.00

Servicing area

St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, Sugar Grove, Surrounding area prices may vary

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Essential Oils

Flower Remedies are liquid extracts of either wildflowers or pristine garden blossoms. These essences are used to uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness and are vibrational in nature. The first 38 flower remedies were formulated in 1930 by Dr. Edward Bach, an English homeopathic physician, chemist, botanist, and lover of nature who recognized the profound effect the mind and spirit could have on healing. Medical professional also recognizes the healing power of a mind-body-spirit connection and science has shown us flower essences energetic medicines to be effective, eliciting dramatic, positive changes in their pet's behavior and their overall well-being.

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Acupressure is an ancient healing art developed over 4ooo years by the Chinese. Its purpose is to move and balance CHI (life energy) through applied finger pressure. Energy moves throughout the body, mixing with different fluids which crate different forms of chi Protective chi, Nutritious chi, Ancestral chi, and Source chi. by manipulating chi we can assist with rebalancing the energy within the body, to allow it to heal itself.  We can identify and affect Chi by causing physical and emotional changes in the body. This energy has both tangible and intangible qualities that are understood and influenced

 TCM is based on the mind, body, and spirit, being of one entity. The body is treated as a whole and Chi affects all 3 levels and we do not influence one without affecting the whole.  Example feeling ill, this affects our mood/emotions, physical energy and mental ability.

 Meridians.  Are how energy flows through the body, they are energetic pathways that are just below the surface of the skin. These pathways move chi, blood, nurturance, body fluids, hormones, digestive fluids and waste. There are 12 major meridians that directly relate to a specific organ. Meridians give us a way to communicate and assess each organ system. The organs energy reflects on the association point, located on the dogs back, near the spine. If there is an imbalance it will reflect either as a deficiency or excessive patterns.

Example: A river flows harmoniously until a beaver builds a dame; the dame causes a disturbance in the flow resulting as both and excessive and deficient pattern. Where there is stagnation, there is a deficiency needing to be tonifed, and where there is an excessive pattern will need to be sedated in order to restoring the harmonious flow of energy and creating balance.

Our services are not a replacement for your pet's health care. If your pet becomes sick or injured consult your veterinarian immediately.

You have the power to directly affect your dog’s physical, mental and emotional health.  We do this daily, by making choices that either strengthens or weakens their life force. One way to help your dog is through A Naturally Balanced Dog which integrates wellness using a combination of modalities to achieve Essential Balance.

To achieve essential balance for our dogs we work the mind, body and spirit through nutrition, exercise, acupressure, massage, and healthful nontoxic products, and natural remedies. Essential Balance, begins at puppy hood, ends with our wonderful senior's and is for every dog in-between.

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HOW ESSENTIAL OILS WORK: Essential oils help promote emotional, physical and spiritual healing and help the body heal through the energetic vibration and essence of the natural product. Essential oils have molecular properties, known as constituents, which have a vibration specific only to that particular plant. They also have a bio-electrical frequency that is several times greater than the frequency of herbs, food, and even the body. Clinical research has shown that essential oils quickly raise the frequency of the body restoring it to its normal, healthy level. They can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes and are then metabolized like other nutrients.  Oils can contain anywhere from 200 to 800 differ Did you know that you have the power to directly affect your dogs physical, mental and emotional health? We do this daily, by making choices that either strengthens or weakens their life force. One way to help your dog is through A Naturally Balanced Dog which integrates wellness using a combination of modalities to achieve Essential Balance.

Wellness and Preventive Care.  Massage can support and improve your pet’s immune system, it can enhance their mental clarity, remove toxins that may cause illness, and reduce emotional and physical stress. Massage promotes your pet’s general health and overall well-being

Quality of Life for Geriatric Dogs.  Massage is effective for increasing and maintaining flexibility and motion, supporting muscle tone, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints as it reduces stiffness and pain to help to tone muscles, it slows atrophy and muscular skeletal deterioration.  It can also enhance your dog’s mood. 

Pain Management.  Massage is a natural and effective solution for the management of pain.  It plays an important role of increasing circulation and relaxing the muscles. As it pumps oxygen and nutrients to tissues and the vital organs it allows these areas to become more flexible and heal more readily. With massage we can assist dogs with chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Emotionally Re-balancing:  Massage can help to stabilize dogs that have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect and have genetic disposition. These dogs suffer from anxiety, stress and fear which are not considered training issues. Massage helps bring the dog back into a healthy state of balance and improves their mental and emotional well-being. Our goal is to rebuild trust through the power of touch.