Holidays: The Season of Depression is Upon Us

by J. Lee Holidays: The Season of Depression is Upon Us Depression increases during the months of November through February. Those alone face that reality of loneliness during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve and Valentines Day. Single people are reminded how alone they are during the season of celebration. They cannot escape the season thanks to advertisements, displays in stores and postings on social media. Holidays can be the loneliest time. Those who are older may have outlived their family members. Seniors may have no one. Some in the military or…

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Canine and Feline Therapy Methods (Massage and Acupuncture)

therapeutic canine massage

J.Lee CANINE/FELINE ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE THERAPY It is well known how massage and acupuncture benefit’s humans. It is an holistic approach for natural healing of the body. Since it is good for mankind it stands to reason it would be good for dogs and cats too. What is massage therapy for animals? – Massage therapy for animals is a touch technique used to maintain and improve physical and mental health. It has been practiced for thousands of years on people. In more recent years, people have realized how beneficial massage can…

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Therapy Animals Bring Comfort, Reduce Stress, Companionship And Relieve Depression

meme of therapy dog with text "therapy animals"

by J. Lee   It has been proven how therapy animals provide many wonderful benefits and hope to those in need of comfort. Visitations could be at a hospital, convalescent home, in home or in an educational setting. Just seeing a pet brings joy. Therapy animals primarily include dogs, cats, standard or miniature horses, llamas, pigs, rabbits and birds. Pet owners understand the emotional and physical benefits of sharing their lives with animals. According to Woman’s Day they “decrease depression, stress and anxiety; health-wise, it can lower your blood pressure, improve your…

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