Tracy has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in Texas since 2008. She practices Trigger Point Therapy at events around the state and at her office in Robinson, Texas. She competes in a number of amateur dog sports with her Golden Retriever, “Gryffindor”, at which she also applies Trigger Point Therapy to canine athletes and their human handlers.
Tracy trained with Ken Bain in Trigger Point Therapy for performance canines. Since 2014 she has provided human and canine massage services at most of the American Kennel Club (AKC), United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) and UK Agility International (UKI) trials in Central Texas, including the 2016 USDAA IFCS World Team selection event in Belton. She also massages at other sites around Texas and at national canine events.
Tracy has been involved in dog sports for over ten years and currently competes in a number of disciplines with her Golden Retriever, “Gryffindor”, including agility, tracking, dock diving and obedience.
She is a member the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB) and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
ABOUT TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger Point Therapy is a massage modality that increases range of motion. It focuses on addressing tight muscles and related pain patterns and weaknesses in the body. As such it's a terrific option for athletes, weekend warriors and individuals recovering from surgery, injuries or other medical conditions. Even if you don't fall into one of these categories, most every adult walking around is carrying trigger points of varying degrees and can benefit from this form of massage.
Trigger Point Therapy is performed on clients who stay fully clothed. Tracy talks to you the entire time (to manage pressure) and you will be repositioned as needed during the session, so it’s not as relaxing as a Swedish massage. However the relief clients feel afterward makes it a worthwhile investment.
Trigger points do not go away with rest. Without treatment they can inhibit normal function, intensify and cause compensatory or satellite trigger points in other muscles or even injury.
These services are not a substitute for medical or veterinary care.
If you have any health concerns regarding your animal, you should consult a licensed veterinarian as soon as possible. Per Texas law, therapeutic massage on an animal is required to be done under the direct or general supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Since Tracy is not a veterinarian and is acting as an independent contractor, a veterinary supervision form is required prior to your first visit in order to be in compliance with Texas Administrative Code §573.14.
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