How The Peaceful Paw Began
The Peaceful Paw was created out of love for a very special bulldog named Ike who passed away on February 6th 2014. He was 14 years old and a beloved rescue.Contact Us
Lori Gammon-Megginson, owner and founder of The Peaceful Paw is a native of Charlotte, NC . During the last years of Ike's life, Lori began to incorporate a more holistic approach to Ike's care. It was at this point that Lori became aware of the chemicals and toxins that were in Ike's " top of the line" food and even his pet products. She researched many pet food companies and was surprised to see the many recalls on pet food. She was even more surprised to see so many chemicals in pet products that were supposedly " All- Natural"
The passing of Ike had a huge impact on Lori's life. After his death, she researched more alternative healthcare options for pets, which included animal aromatherapy, the use of essential oils and canine massage. Lori knew the best way to honor Ike was to share her knowledge with other pet parents and The Peaceful Paw was born. Lori decided that after more than 25 years working in the healthcare field as a pediatric nurse, it was time for a career change, a life change.
She became certified in Animal Aromatherapy through Ashi Holistic Center in Banner Elk, NC and trained at the Pet massage Training and Research Institute in Toledo, where she became certified as a Pet massage Practitioner. Lori also wanted to create a truly all-natural line of pet grooming products. Her training in Animal Aromatherapy led her to create the Peaceful Paw product line.
Our Mission Statement
My vision, as the owner of The Peaceful Paw, is to utilize my knowledge, experience and skills to be your ongoing partner in the health and well being of your best friend. To act with integrity, professionalism and compassion toward each individual pet and their guardian. Foster ongoing coordination with my clients' other pet services to enhance total pet care.Contact Us
Scope Of Practice
As a Certified Pet Massage Practitioner I am trained in the PetMassage ™ technique which aids in relaxation and initiates self healing of dogs through the use of knowledgeable, compassionate touch, compression, kneading and energy balancing. The PetMassage ™ practice enhances the body-mind awareness of the dog. PetMassage ™ does NOT include deep-tissue work or extremes of joint movement. As a Certified Pet Massage Practitioner, I can not diagnose or treat specific medical disorders. I do not prescribe medications nor give medical advice. Issues that I am not trained to address will be referred to your Veterinarian. Contact Us
"Massage is the touch of the physical and energetic body with a healing purpose" - Cheryl Schwartz, DVM,Four Paws Five Directions