Welcome To The Holistic Animal Connection


At Home Acupressure For Animals

Specializing in dogs, cats and horses.

  • What Is At Home Acupressure For Animals?

    The flows of life force that run through the bodies of all living creatures, human and animal, have been mapped for over 5,000 years by the traditional Asian healing arts. These flows provide life giving energy to every cell, muscle, tissue, organ, and bone. When these pathways become blocked, various dis-harmonies can arise. When these same pathways flow freely, optimal health and well being are experienced.

    The centuries old traditional Asian wellness art of Jin Shin Jyutsu® works with these subtle energy flows to restore and maintain physical harmony and mental emotional well being in a similar way to acupressure.  By gently holding specific locations in combined sequences along these energy pathways you can facilitate the release of stress and tension as well as unlocking the body’s innate ability to heal naturally. When you learn to apply Jin Shin Jyutsu® acupressure at home on your animal companions, you literally stay in touch with their needs and deepen your bond with them.

    In my more than 25 years of practicing the traditional Asian healing arts with humans and 18 years with our four legged friends, I have found Jin Shin Jyutsu® to be a tremendous compliment to Western medicine. Many times when medical veterinary intervention or prescription medicines were required, Jin Shin Jyutsu®, has generally harmonized the human or animal to the chosen treatment, often reducing side effects significantly.

  • Lexi’s Story

    How “At Home Acupressure for Animals” came to be:

    In 1993, I adopted a retired racing greyhound from Linda & Larry Brown’s rescue center in Acton, Ca. From the start, my wonderful new companion, Lexi (aka “St. Lex”) needed a lot of help both physically and emotionally to heal from his experiences on the racetrack as well as to adjust to life with me in my urban condo.

    Shortly after Lexi came home with me, I was blessed to find a veterinarian close to us that not only had experience with sighthounds, but even had a greyhound rescue of his own. A few weeks later, some friends referred me to a veterinary acupuncturist so Lexi could have the best of both worlds supporting him on his journey to wellness.

    Even though both vets were kind and gentle, Lexi loathed his much needed frequent “medical” visits creating havoc from the minute his paws touched the vet’s doorway until the time he left the building. He hated his acupuncture visits even more, howling pitifully, and often growling at us with bared teeth when he saw the needles approaching. After a particularly stressful visit at the acupuncturist’s, I decided to literally take matters into my own hands by starting to do short acupressure sessions with Lexi several times a day instead of taking him for acupuncture visits.

    Prior to bringing Lexi into my life, my acupressure experience had been only with humans. After much trial and error, I adapted the style of acupressure I used with humans to work with animals. Within a short period of time, our daily light touch acupressure sessions not only helped Lexi to heal physically and to release the emotional trauma, but also served as a deeply fulfilling bonding ritual we both looked forward to.

    Even though Lexi passed over “The Rainbow Bridge” in 2001, his legacy remains in the form of “At Home Acupressure For Animals” that I now offer in private sessions and workshops.

    Over the years, as my understanding deepened through ongoing study and experiences with my animal clientel, the original sequences I adapted to help Lexi evolved into the simple format of at home acupressure routines I now teach.

    No prior experience in the healings arts is needed to learn the routines…just a love of animals and a desire to help our 4 legged friends live a healthy, balanced life.

    In addition to teaching animal lovers to learn Jin Shin Jyutsu® acupressure for home use in private sessions and workshops,  I also offer  phone & video SKYPE sessions as well as,  in person hands on Jin Shin Jyutsu® for animals sessions.

  • How To Get Started

     You can treat your four legged friends to relaxing light touch Jin Shin Jyutsu® acupressure sessions in a variety of ways… in the comfort of their own surroundings with a personalized session and/or learn this amazing wellness enhancing art yourself through workshops, phone, SKYPE or video SKYPE sessions.  You will learn  general and simple personalized routines you can do in minutes to deepen the bond with your animal companion while enhancing their health and well being.   The At Home Acupressure  For Animals booklet also  includes the “A-Z’s” of common situations and issues that occur in daily life

    At Home Acupressure For Animals can aid in reducing stress and anxiety, adjusting to new homes/travel/new routines, eases “performance jitters” in show animals, helps to maintain an ideal weight, promotes confidence, reduces fear and anxiety , accelerates trauma & injury recovery and  facilitates abuse recovery as well as helping our animal companions to age gracefully.

    While At Home Acupressure For Animals compliments any form of veterinary treatment, it is not a substitute for veterinary care.   In emergencies, always consult your veterinarian first.

Thank you for visiting my site and please feel free to contact me for more information on the products and services I offer.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Kaaren Jordan (Kaaren Johansen)