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Therapeutic Benefits of Animals

Rita Scholl - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Therapeutic Benefits of Animals

The connection between animals and humans is powerful. The relationship goes so much deeper than a friendly animal to cuddle. Animals have been proven to significantly help with mental and physical health problems for all different ages.

Therapeutic animals have many benefits when it comes to physical health such as:

  1. Lowers blood pressure
  2. Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
  3. Improves cardiovascular health
  4. Releases calming endorphins (oxytocin)
  5. Lowers overall physical pain
  6. Improves time for recovery from surgeries
  7. Improves joint movement
  8. Increases longevity after heart attacks
  9. Improves cardiopulmonary pressures
  10. Increases physical activity
  11. Controls “freezing” in Parkinson's Disease

 
There are also many mental health benefits with Therapeutic Animals!

  • Decreases depression
  • Encourages communication
  • Provides comfort
  • Increases socialization
  • Lessens boredom
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Reduces stutters
  • Helps with dementia
  • Enhances self esteem
  • Reduces the feeling of loneliness

Our furry little friends have so much more to offer than just companionship! Enjoying an animal's company for 30 minutes can greatly benefit both your health and your pet’s health! Come to Living Touch Massage and experience a loving animal’s company benefiting your health while receiving a massage!


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Paul and Rita Scholl, married for 25 years

In Loving Memory of Paul Scholl

Paul was lost in a tragic hunting accident in November of 2014.
Though we have suffered from his premature death, his spirit remains with us.

"I would like to thank my pastors, Keith and Rachel Willard, of Real Life Christian Fellowship in Bemidji, Minnesota, and pastors Darrell and Marcia Todd of Word-N-Sound Ministries of Northern Minnesota. The love, help, prayer, and guidance they have given me, my children, and my family since the death of my husband, Paul, has made all the difference in our lives." - Rita