Linda has always had a passion for being of service to people and animals. After 34 years of teaching emotionally, behaviorally and academically challenged students, she retired and began pursuing her interest in animal wellness. Having rescued a dog from the streets of Tijuana, Linda began a journey of attending to her dog’s special needs. Some of which traditional veterinary care did not address. She discovered the benefits of acupuncture, massage, laser therapy and chiropractic care in helping her precious companion recover and gain good health. This inspired her to begin a new path of gaining as many skills as possible to help create and maintain wellness for animals.
Linda is a graduate of the Lang Institute of Canine Massage where she received 663 hours of training in canine anatomy, physiology, massage, structure and movement, nutrition, disease, breeds and breed behavior, gait assessment and hygiene. Linda is also a Level 4 Healing Touch for Animal practitioner. Healing Touch is an energy field clearing therapy that supports the body to self-heal. Some of the techniques include trauma release, vertebral release and repair, chakra and chi balance, sound therapy (i.e., use of specialized tuning forks), and advanced essential oil applications. Her additional training includes laser therapy, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) and Ozone Therapy.
Linda is described by clients as having a calm and centering presence with a strong passion for helping animals. In her spare time Linda is either creating one of a kind functional ceramic pieces in her home-based studio or is outside enjoying nature with her dog, Colin.
Her mission is to create space to nurture, provide and restore comfort to all living things.