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Tribute to a Best Friend

Sunlight streams through window pane onto a spot on the floor…..
then I remember,
it’s where you used to lie, but now you are no more.

Our feet walk down a hall of carpet, and muted echoes sound…..
then I remember,
it’s where your paws would joyously abound.

A voice is heard along the road, and up beyond the hill,
then I remember,
it can’t be yours…..your golden voice is still.

But I’ll take that vacant spot of floor and empty muted hall,
and lay them with the absent voice and unused dish along the wall.
I’ll wrap these treasured memories in a blanket of my love,
and keep them for my best friend until we meet above.

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About Feel So Good Canine Massage, LLC
Feel So Good Canine Massage, LCC is family-owned and operated right here in Tinley Park, IL. Since our company opened in 2006, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are the best, and come with a personal touch. 

We are a mobile service and give your pet a massage right in your own home!
Committed to helping our pets achieve a better life through therapy!
Hi!  Welcome to my Feel So Good Canine Massage LLC website. Let me introduce myself. My name is JoAnne Dykhuizen and I am a certified Canine Massage Therapist, a certified Level II Reiki Provider, and I am also certified in CPR/First Aid for Dogs and Cats.  Currently, my canine massage training is in the areas of pallative care and relaxation therapy and I am continuing my studies at Canine Massage Chicago so I can provide the best possible Canine Massage and/or Reiki to your special dog(s). I also attend various canine massage “hands on” workshops and seminars throughout the year and I am working toward Level III Reiki status.   In addition, I am a Life's Abundance (holistic pet food/products) Independent Field Representative and a Young Living Essential Oils Independent Distributor.

Growing up, I can’t remember a time when our house didn’t have a dog - a cocker spaniel, collie, german shepherd, silky terriers and shih tzus to name a few. I still remember the joy that each dog brought into my life and I firmly believe they all helped shape my interest and passion for animals as I grew older. 

When my husband, John, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 1998, we were adopted by a 9-1/2 week old Golden Retriever puppy named Duke. As Duke aged, he started experiencing arthritis in his hips and back legs so I started to do research on arthritis, hip dysplasia, the need for proper nutrition and other issues that can occur in senior dogs and read everything I could. It was then that I discovered the incredible benefits of canine massage therapy and reiki not only for senior dogs but younger dogs as well. 

Duke was the inspiration for me to pursue a career in the field of canine message therapy and reiki. As I volunteered at local animal shelters, I also became extremely aware of the need for care and compassion these animals so desperately need. I was amazed at the difference a gentle touch could make. Dogs have always been such a blessing to me and have brought such comfort, joy and laughter to my life, and have taught me so much that I wanted to do something to give back to them even though it will never compare to the unconditional love they have given me throughout my life. I am also committed to working with pet owners to share information on how to care for their animals and how we can all create a very special and rewarding relationship with our animal companions.  In 2010, Patches (a shih tzu/papillon mix) came to live with us when my Dad passed away and although Patches is a healthy senior dog, maintaining his health and well-being is a top priority.

Below is my tribute to Duke.