I started using TTouch method on my pets. I foster dogs from a rescue who are stressed and usually have some type of issue, so I am always looking for natural methods to relieve stress and anxiety in dogs. I like TTouch because you don’t need to know the pet’s anatomy to use.
I also practice Reiki (Universal Energy) used for healing, It is important to use your intuition as much as possible when using touch healing methods. Try not to over think what you are doing and do what comes naturally for you.
The foundation of the TTouch method is based on circular movements of the fingers and hands all over the body. The intent of the TTouch is to activate the function of the cells and awaken cellular intelligence-a little like “turning on the electric lights of the body.” The TTouch is done on the entire body and each circular TTouch is complete within itself. Therefore it is not necessary to understand anatomy to be successful in speeding up the healing of injuries or ailments or changing undesirable habits or behavior.
To do the TTouch imagine the face of a clock on your animal’s body, half an inch to one inch in diameter. Place your lightly curved fingers at six o’ clock on your imaginary clock, and push the skin around the face of the clock for one and a quarter circles. Place your thumb two to three inches from your forefinger and feel a connection between thumb and forefingers. When possible, support the body gently with your free hand, placing it opposite the hand making the circle. Maintain a steady rhythm and constant pressure around the circle and a quarter, whether the TTouch is light or firm, pay particular attention to the roundness of the circles.
After each circular TTouch you can either move to another spot at random or you can run parallel lines on the body by making a circle with a little slide and then another circle. Both types of movements induce relaxation and improve self-confidence.
Most of the time clockwise circles are the most effective for strengthening and rehabilitating the body, as well as improving self-confidence and performance. However, there are times when counterclockwise circles are appropriate for releasing tension. Practice both directions and trust your fingers if they are moving in a counterclockwise direction.