Q: What is an Animal Therapist?
A: An Animal Therapist is a person who studied one or a number of different modalities in order to help an animal. Animal Therapists are no veterinarians, so they won't diagnose, treat or prescribe. Natural Animal Therapists work often together with veterinarians, they use natural, chemical-free, non-invasive ways to improve the condition of the animal.
Q: My dog is afraid of needles?
A: Acupressure works without needles, just very gentle finger pressure. It is non-invasive and very well tolerated by animals.
Q: What can an Animal Therapist do for my animal?
A: It really depends on the condition. A reputable Animal Therapist will always do an Initial Assessment and after that identify the best approach.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: I charge $50 per session. If I have to come to your place, I have to charge a travel fee (1$ per driven km).
Q: Are there any negative side-effects?
A: No, all modalities balance the body and one cannot "over"-balance.
Q: Can I use Conventional (Western) Medicine at the same time?
A: Absolutely! Quite often Animal Therapists work hand in hand with veterinarians.
Q: What is the difference between Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
A: Complementary Medicine is used together with Conventional Medicine while Alternative Medicine is used instead of Conventional Medicine.
Q: What does holistic mean?
A: A holistic therapist looks at all aspects of a patient's well-being (physical, emotional, social, environmental) and not just at one particular issue.
Q: How long does it take to see effects?
A: As animals are individuals as we are, the effects can be seen immediately or only after a few sessions.
Q: My animal has a certain condition, can you help?
A: If unsure, just contact me and I will honestly tell you, if I can help or not. If not, I might refer you to someone who can.
Q: My animal shows a behaviour problem, can you help?
A: Quite often a behavioural problem is only a sign of an imbalance. Yes, by addressing the imbalance, an Animal Therapist can assist the animal to get back into balance and usually the behavioural issue dissolves.