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Gail Lothrop, Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner
Passionate about cats and dogs, Gale became certified in Small Animal Acupressure through Tallgrass in August 2013. Gale has been active in therapy dog work for 11 years. She also has operated her own therapy dog organization for the past nine. She was seeking another way to touch the lives of animals, and acupressure provides the perfect venue. Lastly, Gale works to promote the physical, emotional and spiritual healing of the animals she touches.
With a background in Western Medicine, and Natural Horsemanship, it is only fitting to incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine into my Natural Equine Orthodontics Practice. My emphasis is on continuing education and client education, whether it is here in AZ or throughout the US. Your horse will notice the difference, and so will you!
Marcia attended a Tallgrass Animal Acupressure introductory course in Tucson in 2000, looking to help her ailing Labrador Retriever. She fell in love with the study of acupressure and completed the final course in 2007. Along the way, she studied canine nutrition with Wendy Volhard, and gained the knowledge to be chosen as a moderator of the Volhard Nutrition online discussion. She also interned under Dr Randy Aronson, VMD, to increase her understanding of small animal physiology, the use of Chinese herbs in veterinary treatment, and canine and feline nutrition.
Upon retirement from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Marcia turned her love of dogs into a training, consulting, and acupressure business. And, she now practices small animal acupressure in New Mexico, under the name Natural Dog. She also spends time in southern Arizona, near Tucson, where she is a veterinary assistant and acupressure practitioner at a busy, 5-doctor veterinary clinic.
Kristen is an Equine Practitioner through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. She offers her therapy services at her farm or yours throughout the Phoenix area. In addition to acupressure, Kristen uses other modalities such as massage, structural release, and kinesiology to tailor a session to each individual's needs.
Kristen has been studying Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1996. Her inspiration to learn TCM came by way of a neurological injury to her beloved horse that conventional medicine was unable to help. After only 2 acupressure sessions, he was significantly better and on the road to full recovery. She then began to pursue the path that life had put in front of her, bringing together her love for animals with her passion for TCM. Lastly, she continues to study TCM and other healing modalities as a lifelong journey.
As a Licensed and National Board Certified Massage Therapist, Hazuki has been helping people to promote their health and wellness since 2004. Also, she has always believed that animals could be greatly benefitted from Massage Therapy as well. With her passion for working with animals, she pursued her education in Canine Massage Therapy and became certified in 2016. She expanded her skills and knowledge further through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and became a certified Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner in 2018. She is a strong believer in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and holistic care as her own dogs have been treated with TCM by a holistic veterinarian.
Hazuki has been working with dogs as a professional dog trainer since 2011 also. Now she sees a possibility to incorporate Massage Therapy and Acupressure to help dogs with fear and anxiety in behavior modification.
Hazuki offers in-home Massage Therapy and Acupressure sessions in East Valley and Phoenix Metro Area.