Our animal companions often struggle with many of the same issues we do — allergies, GI upsets, chronic pain, arthritis, decreased flexibility/mobility, and recovering from surgery. Just as humans seek relief through a variety of bodywork modalities, dogs and cats benefit as well. Easing stiffness, increasing muscle tone, improving mobility, and overall wellness are all the goals of Triple Dog Pet Therapies.
In addition to being a Washington State licensed small animal massage practitioner and swim therapist since 2010, Gretchen earned her small animal acupressure certification in 2013 and is continuing her studies in Cranial/Sacral therapy and Harmonics (tuning forks). While she no longer (since 2020) works in swim therapy, a great deal of what she learned in the pool can be transferred to “land” sessions though she still highly recommends swim therapy for clients who can access SplashDog Spa in Edmonds or AquaDog Spa in Kent.
Gretchen Dietz (SAMT) offers licensed small animal massage and acupressure — tailoring and combining modalities to meet your animal’s specific needs. Whether it’s in your home or at her Massage Studio in Port Townsend, she is committed to providing quality therapeutic services for your animal companion.
The goal of Triple Dog Pet Therapies is to help your dog (and cat!) live a healthy life through focused body work. Contact Gretchen today to set up an initial session or to discuss which options would work best for your beloved companion.
206-755-3119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WA #AS60252410 — Washington State Licensed Small Animal Massage Therapist
RCW 18.240.010 Certified animal massage practitioner” means an individual who provides external manipulation or pressure of soft tissues by use of the hands, body, or device designed and limited to providing massage. Animal massage may include techniques such as stroking, percussions, compressions, friction, Swedish gymnastics or movements, gliding, kneading, range of motion or stretching, and fascial or connective tissue stretching, with or without the aid of superficial heat, cold, water, lubricants, or salts. Animal massage does not include: Diagnosis, prognosis, or all treatment of diseases, deformities, defects, wounds, or injuries of animals; attempts to adjust or manipulate any articulations of the animal’s body or spine or mobilization of these articulations by the use of a thrusting force; acupuncture involving the use of needles; or mechanical therapies that are restricted to the field of veterinary medicine. Animal massage may be performed solely for purposes of patient well-being.