September 27, 2016

Association of Canine Water Therapy

The Emotional Impact of Water

Have you ever had a stressful day?
Just wanted to come home and slip into a hot bath?
Let your problems just float away………….

The  Emotional Impact of Water

Well – then you know the power of warm water to calm… relax…
Take away your troubles….

We were all born in water…
at the cellular level, when we are in warm water, we go back to a time when everything was safe & taken care of…
pre-injury, pre-divorce, pre-shelter, pre-betrayal, pre-abuse, pre-rescue…
Before our time alone here in this life on this planet – we were all floating in warm water… in the womb…

This neurological memory is a scientific fact and when we or our dogs are floated and held and nurtured in warm water,
it allows the body – at the deepest levels – to remember a time when things were easier…safer….

And in that state of being… deep healing becomes possible.

In our work with canine water therapy, you may notice this effect when the aggressive terrier comes to see you in spa...
meets you at the door snarling and then becomes a mush-puppy in your arms in the water…
you find yourself aware that there is a shift in the emotional state of the dog…
then their 'owner’… the room becomes quieter - - -

So often I’ve had dogs come to see me who are paralyzed from a surgery or injury and they have given up…
their people are depressed, frightened and feel helpless…
often just the shift in this deeper emotional/spiritual state is what is needed to turn it all around…

The Power of Water….
It’s deeper than you think…..

Cindy Horsfall - La Paw Spa