About The Pool

Before Cindy considers working at a pool, the first thing she considers is how that pool owner is caring for the water. The pools she uses are maintained by people who strive for the best options for care… The variables she considers as most important are: Access from the parking area to the pool Access into the pool The configuration of the inside of the pool so we can have safe restingplaces when we are inside the pool. The quality …

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Is Your Dog A Candidate?

Every dog could benefit from a visit to the spa! Conditions that may benefit Include: Joint injury/lameness Hip/elbow dysplasia Spinal injuries Mobility problems Circulatory problems Arthritic conditions Weight reduction Chronic pain Geriatrics Pre surgery Post surgery Warm water therapy may be perfect for: Loosening up tight muscles Increasing circulation Decreasing swelling Increasing endurance Increasing flexibility Increasing range of motion Increasing balance and coordination Increases body awareness Increasing muscle strength Relaxing and therapeutic to the soul Building confidence and having fun!

Handy Hints

This is a page that we’ve just created for the intention of gathering handy hints from everyone who have come up with loving and creative ways for caring for the aging or disabled dogs in their life. Please email us with your ideas and include pictures if you can and we’ll get them up !!! The best dog beds I’ve found are twin size futons. You can get plastic mattress protectors for twin size mattresses for about $5 if you …

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Cindy’s Background

Cindy’s Background Cindy HorsfallLMP, SAMP, AMT, CWPRegistered CounselorCertified SOMA PractitionerCertified Structural Integrator When Experience Matters ….. Cindy began her work over 40 years ago and worked in the area of equine rehabilitation, gait analysis and retraining. At this time she was introduced to water therapy as a tool to aid in physical rehabilitation. She is a certified WATSU therapist (warm water massage and shiatsu) and an aquatic massage therapist and is a member of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association (WABA) and the Aquatic Rehabilitation …

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How do I get started in opening my own business?

Question: I am from the state of Missouri and was recently watching the early morning show and saw a piece on ACWT and was very interested in this. I began looking on the web and have not had any luck finding any in our area. Is this one person that has been opening these around the U.S. or is this something one buys into to open. This would be a very good thing for people in our area. I now do petsitting for …

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Dog Hair: Some Floats, Some Sinks

A Day In The Life Of A Pool Owner/Cleaner!By Melissa Barran of SplashDog Spa in Edmonds, WACourtesy ACWT I never in a million years thought I would become an expert on dog hair and fur. And not just any expert – oh no. I’ve become an expert on which dog hair floats and which dog hair sinks. And you think you have an exciting life. Picture this. It’s SplashDog’s grand opening and I’m ready to open the doors. The facility, the …

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K9 Carts: Our Company Story

Let me tell you a story! Let me tell you a great story about what we do, why we do what we do, why we excel at what we do and why we walk around with smiles on our faces and why every single day for the last 30 years we have been bringing joy and happiness to pets and their owners all over the world. It all started with a Veterinary Orthopedic Specialist named Dr. Lincoln Parkes. Back in the …

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Can Water Therapy Compliment Land Therapies like Massage?

Question: I just opened a pool and also offer massage and energy work. I’m feeling like my business is very compartmentalized. I offer massage & energy therapy on land. Then the swim therapy I feel doesn’t incorporate enough of the massage & energy-based work. What are your thoughts? Looking forward to hearing from you. Answer (by Cindy Horsfall): The reputation for waterwork is usually all about swimming. when vets prescribe water therapy, they are usually thinking it’s all about swimming. And when …

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