Biography & Credentials



I grew up in the Midwest and began my adult working life in Corporate America, primarily in sales and marketing... After many years of serving large broadcast organizations, such as ABC and CBS, in the areas of Business Development and Promotions, I returned my life's focus to my love of animals.

I have been working closely with animals for the past 10 years. I started working with animals by volunteering at Much Love Animal Rescue in Los Angeles. Through Much Love, I became a failed foster twice to two amazing formerly feral cats, named Monster and Siddhi. It was because of these two cats that I really started paying attention to the effects their emotions had on their health and well being. Stress causes a lot of health issues in animals, especially rescues. So I learned that it is very important to make sure they are happy, relaxed and fed a very healthy diet to boost their immune system. Through this process I really learned a lot about nutrition for domestic animals and am a true believer in raw foods or at least human grade equivalent foods with no by-products. All of my pets are currently thriving on raw food or cooked human grade and doing very well.

Siddhi had a hernia when she was born that was operated on, but the initial operation didn't hold. After her second surgery, she was not doing well and Western Medicine was not helping, so I found a holistic vet, Dr. Monica Laflin, who alleviated most of her symptoms after one session. You could tell immediately that Siddhi was so much happier and finally pain free. I asked Dr. Monica what she did to help Siddhi so quickly and assuredly. The doctor informed me that she had used a combination of chiropractic, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy and Reiki. Having never heard of Reiki, I quickly bought a book on the subject and started reading. I was hooked.

I became a Reiki Master/Teacher in January of 2008. One of my clients asked if I did Acupressure as well since her animals seemed to really benefit from this. I was curious and picked up two books Acu-Cat and The Well Connected Dog. I could not put them down. I really wanted to learn more about this method of healing, so I signed up for a few on line classes through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. It definitely resonated with me and was a great compliment to my Reiki practice. So I decided to pursue becoming a certified practitioner. I have to admit I have never studied so hard for anything in my life but it was well worth it. During my case studies I worked on several animals and all of the owners and the animals saw definitive improvements after the sessions. So that was very reaffirming. I have to admit I do combine the modalities on occasion but the results are definitely positive.

I have recently started assistant teaching for Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute for their small animal acupressure classes. It has been a great experience to help others learn about TCM and all the ways it can help with the wellbeing of animals. It is always interesting to learn why people have chosen to take this path for themselves and or their pets.

Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM] is a life long practice and I am looking forward to the journey.

Love and Light,
     Nedra

 

Credentials


Nedra has worked in animal rescue for the past 11 years. She became a Reiki Master in 2008 and started her journey towards becoming a small animal acupressure practitioner in April of 2010. She is Nationally Certified in Small Animal Acupressure, Equine Acupressure and Small Animal Massage through NBCAAM. National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage. She believes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a lifelong practice and is looking forward to the journey. Nedra is a Reiki Master and Nationally Certified Small Animal and Equine Acupressure Practitioner. Nedra works with all types of creatures. Dogs, Cats, Horses, Exotics, and Humans.

October 2016 - NBCAAM Small Animal Massage Certification

September 2016 - Small Animal Rehab Massage Certification NWSAM

December 2015 - Small Animal Massage Certification NWSAM

August 2013 - NBCAAM Equine Acupressure Certification

April 2013 - Pet First Aid and CPR

August 2012 - Equine Acupressure Certification

June 2011 - NBCAAM Small Animal Acupressure Certification

February 2011 - Animal Acupressure Certification

January 2008 - Reiki Master

March 2008 - Angel Reiki Certification

July 2007 - Essential oils training

January 2007 - Tellington Touch training

Nationally Certified Practitioner - June 2011

Memberships


Member - Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

Member - Animal Reiki Source - California

Member - International Association of Reiki Professionals

Member - San Diego Reiki Corps