What massage therapy does for humans, it can do for dogs, and Kimberly Gradin is now a licensed pet massage provider.

Kimberly says that during her training, she had the opportunity to practice her massage on a young pit bull from an animal rescue organization. She says she could barely keep the dog on the massage table at first.

“But by the time I was finished,” she says, “the dog was all droopy-eyed and calm. I was amazed at my own self over that.”

Redwood Times, Garberville, California, Dec. 21, 2011