Millies' Proactive Care Plan For a Better Quality of Life
Senior Millie was starting to slow down and her recovery time from accidents was stopping her, and her parent, from enjoying their walks together.
"I cannot believe the difference Gillian has made in the life and comfort of our dog Millie! Gillian was a referral when I reached out about dog massage and became part of the family in just a short time. We have walked through 4 years of care with her and I couldn’t imagine how it would be without her.
She not only is highly knowledgeable about animals and the different modalities they need, she is an excellent resource concerning all things holistic.
Our Millie was a senior dog, slowing down a bit and sitting tenderly. After just a few sessions with Gillian, she was trotting down to the park, and playing in a way she hadn’t for some time. We knew we needed to continue proactive care so Millie could live out her years in the best health and feeling like a puppy again. When Millie had an injury from slipping on the ice or a surgery, Gillian was right there to accelerate healing.
I can honestly say, without any reservations, Mille would not have lived as long as she did with the activity and happiness that she had, without the care and love of Gillian." Monika N.
Building a Stronger Bond During Grief for Zeus and His Parent
Missing his sibling and wanting to age gracefully and healfully, communication and massage helped strengthen the bond between Zeus and his Mom.
"I first met Gillian for my senior Westie who has pigeon toed hind legs and suffers from rear hip and leg pain. I came across a blurb on Gillian and her services in our community newspaper and determined to try her as massage was of great benefit to me during a health crisis, figuring massage would be beneficial to my old boy as well. Upon our first visit I was still devastated by the loss of my old boy’s sister/littermate and very concerned with my old boy’s grief over losing his littermate. Gillian was able to access pinpoint areas that were causing him issues (as evidenced by his deep sighs while she worked on him - he often sleeps deeply and restfully after her visits) and communicate with him so that I was able to support and care for his needs without guessing and questioning everything I was doing where he is concerned.
One time he hurt himself so we made an emergency call to her and that visit made my husband a believer when he witnessed our old boy progress from being non-moving to up and mobile after just an hour with her. Gillian keeps me apprised of any kinks and issues she comes across and she communicates with him in order for us to better understand his wants and needs. Gillian connected to our beloved baby girl fur baby who crossed over and provided me with priceless peace of mind about her time with us and her passing. It is uncanny the things Gillian reveals in her communications with animals - things we’ve never discussed that are unique to our bond with our fur babies. Gillian has a very calming/healing effect on my old boy (and me too) and even helped a rescue pup of a dear friend of mine by revealing her back story in a communication session helping to identify triggers from her past. Gillian is truly gifted with that British no-nonsense approach that I adore. Caring yet pragmatic and a huge reason why my boy is still with us and approaching his 17th birthday. I am so thankful to have her therapeutic abilities and animal communications skills, allowing me to afford my beloved boy the best quality of life in his twilight years. If we are blessed with another set of pups, we will continue on with Gillian to keep our fur babies as healthy and understood as possible, affording them the best quality of life. Gillian is not only a valuable therapist to us, she has become a treasured friend." Cheryl. T
Animal Communication Helps a Household in Training
Two siblings that needed a better connection with each other and their parents when training wasn't going as smoothly as it should.
"I can't tell you how grateful I am that Gillian at Four Paws Holistic Therapy walked into my life. She has helped us navigate some rather challenging times with our dogs. Her ability to connect with our dogs and help us understand their behavior and emotions has been an INCREDIBLE resource and gift for our family. If you need help better understanding your pets, she's your pet’s voice, you need to talk to her." Clarissa C.
Helping a Bulldog Communicate and Express His Needs to His Parents
An aggressive dog needed his parents to know what was really bothering him.
"I can not even begin to express how grateful and impressed my husband and I were with Gillian’s commitment to helping our boys. She spoke to both our dogs and we learned a lot from our generally happy pomeranian about some things he needs that we were unaware of. Our micro bully has severe aggression and anxiety after being attacked by another dog. He was willing to communicate with her and shared some information regarding a year old underlying skeletal injury we were unaware of from his attack. Now we can take him to a holistic vet for chiropractic and acupuncture therapy to resolve the physical problems so he can continue to improve mentally.
She was thoughtful but persistent in seeking full answers from both boys. The bully shared about a humming sound that soothes him, I assumed the fridge that holds his raw meals was the source. It would have been an easy answer to go along with, yet she sensed that wasn’t the source and continued to communicate with him until we discovered it was the fish tank where he lays watching the calm scene while taking advantage of my heat pad and mommy scented pillow to soothe his injury. I could go on and on with the many wonderful things she did for them both last night! We look forward to another session when our bully is physically healed so his mind is more receptive to considering some behavioral changes we hope he’ll agree to." Hope R.
Animal Communication and Massage Brings Peace of Mind
During a difficult time of transition for the whole family, communication and massage brought physical and emotional relief.
“I cannot say enough good things about Gillian and her work. We met her “coincidentally” right before our family went through the passing of our beloved senior dog Kodo. I believe she was an Angel sent to help us.
Using her reiki, massage and communication skills, she managed to calm and reassure our younger dog Milton throughout the process, while helping Kodo transition to the other side of the rainbow.
It was difficult and painful, but with Gillian’s support I felt a tremendous sense of peace and calm. I couldn’t have done it without her.
That was two years ago and I am forever grateful. There are no “coincidences” in life” Cheryl H.
Canine Massage Keeps Maggie Moving
Four years ago senior Maggie couldn’t walk and had lost the strength in her back legs. After her second massage she was getting up and going outside on her own again and with regular massages has continued to maintain mobility and stamina.
“I was wondering if you could move in with us because every time you see her she does better. She got up this morning by herself to go to the bathroom, she was more alert last night and this morning” Tracey V.
Massage Works Wonders for Wilma
Former street dog Wilma had trouble calming down and relaxing when meeting new people, greeting guests and when experiencing new situations.
“In January, 2017 Wilma was found with her two surviving puppies, living on the streets in Amarillo, Texas. All were brought to CO, and I adopted her in early February. We've been working on building confidence in new situations and building social skills with new people. While Wilma is benefiting from canine massage in that she's learning to relax and be calm, Gillian's work helped in other ways as well. Wilma has become much more confident, able to spend time with Gillian alone, without me and the other dogs present. Regular sessions have also helped Wilma be more confident in other situations where people are present in my home. On Thanksgiving, she actually jumped into someone's lap. And she is engaged and excited to see new people, no treats necessary! Dog massage therapy has been a fabulous experience for me and Wilma.” Anita H.
Canine Massage Puts More “Pep” in Charlie’s Step
You’d never know that Charlie, an athletic spaniel/basset mix, is 12 years old. However, his parent noticed subtle signs of aging and wanted to help improve his muscle tone and make him feel good.
“Charlie is a high energy, athletic dog, who does everything at 150 percent. Over the course of his canine massage treatment, I noticed him becoming more and more relaxed and calm, even falling asleep as Gillian worked her magic. Dog massage has also helped Charlie’s athleticism. At twelve years old, he still loves to run and fetch. I believe that these animal massage treatments have helped improve his muscle tone. There’s a lot more “pep in his step,” and he is able to catch the ball on a bounce more often. He just seems happier and I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome.” AJ H.
Reiki Energy Healing Helps Bring Peace to Percy and his Family
When 2-year old Percy wasn’t acting like his usual self, his parent wasn’t sure what was going on. After finding out from the vet that he had health issues, she wanted to check in with her dog to help him relax and heal.
“Gillian Edwards is an amazing animal healer and communicator! I asked for her help with my 2-year old dog Percy and I was astounded with her ability to articulate his personality and help our family understand him on a deeper level. He is my brave little knight in white armor! Gillian also conducted a healing session for Percy and I could see the relief and calm she brought to him. Thank you Gillian, for helping Percy and our family heal together!” Lisa C.
Animal Communication Connects Cat, Dog and Parent
While it’s sometimes difficult to communicate within our own species, this client was hitting a wall when it came to understanding what her dog and cat were trying to tell her.
“Gillian is great and really knows how to connect to my loves!! She hit it right on the nail how my dog Roxie and cat Gracie interact with each other, and told me things that just confirmed how I read my own animals. It really is great to hear what your animals have to say. Next time I am lost with what they need or want, I will definitely reach out to her for a reading.” Michelle P.
Canine Massage Helps Calm Coco
Many of us know how stressful it is to have work done on our homes. Sometimes, it can be even worse for our pets. Already a bit cautious, Coco was quite anxious after living through a recent home remodel.
“Gillian has been amazing with our dog Coco. He is very cautious around people and it takes him a while to warm up to them. Also, Coco has been disturbed by a recent home remodel. Even under these circumstances, Gillian managed to get through to Coco, gaining his trust. At the first appointment, Coco would not let Gillian touch his paws or back half, but through communication and sensitivity, she made great progress and is now able to fully massage Coco. Thanks to Gillian, we see positive changes in Coco's disposition. She also gave us some tips on how to continue to calm Coco.” Kristen B.