-5280 (September 2004)
-Downtown Denver News
-Denver Post (May 2005)
-Denver Business Journal (July 2005)
Doggone Good Idea
Now, if only there was a way to deal with a dog's biggest fear -- the toilet seat dropping on their head. Dogma Inc. in
Englewood now offers crystal healing amulets for pets, called "Divine Dogma Charms." Owner Lisa Speaker "makes
it clear that these are not to be used in place of regular veterinary care," according to her news release.
She's created 13 charms she thinks will address common dog health concerns, such as skin allergies, anxiety, detoxifying,
emotional stress, arthritis, asthma and digestion.
For example, the sample currently adorning Street Talk's desk is
made of jasper and carnelian. "Protects from the bite of venomous creatures," reads the accompanying test. "Relaxes.
Brings tranquility, wholeness and grounding. Useful for skin disorders and bloating. Relieves travel sickness and nausea.
Removes fear of death, bringing acceptance of cycle of life. Increases fertility and aids lower back problems, arthritis,
colic and depression."
It's assumed that all benefit bets are off if the dog eats the charm.
believe crystals have healing properties," Speaker said. "I have talked to people who have testified to the healing
powers of crystals."
She indicated they're getting other uses as well, with about 30 percent of buyers being
women who use them as zipper pullers on purses.
They're for sale at Petfitters, 1590 Little Raven St. in downtown
Denver, and Three Dogs Bakery, 231 Clayton Lane in Cherry Creek North. They cost $18 for the small ones and $22 for the large
Dogma Inc. is an animal acupressure, massage treatment and training center. Info: www.denverdogma.com or
Dogma Partners with AAMTC*, California to Offer Animal Acupressure
Massage Certification in Denver.
Denver, CO, December 15, 2004: Beginning January 1, 2005, Dogma Inc. will offer
a 100 hour combined at-distance and hands-on Animal Acupressure Massage Certification Program in Denver. Students are being
accepted now. The two required hands-on courses will take place March 3rd through March 6th. For registration information,
fees and application please contact Lisa Speaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-669-4227.
Lisa Speaker of Dogma has been
teaching Canine Acupressure Massage in Denver for two years. She is Certified in Animal Acupressure Massage and co-author
of The Canine Acupressure Workbook. Lisa’s goal is to bring Acupressure Massage to more animals by educating others.
“Complementary therapies that encourage the dog’s own healing process have become more common and are not only
accepted, but encouraged, by pet owners and veterinarians alike”.
*Animal Acupressure Massage Training Center
Dogma Brings Canine Acupressure Massage Into The
Denver, CO, December 15, 2004: Lisa Speaker of Dogma Inc. has co-authored an educational book with
JoMarie Indovina of AAMTC*, CA. The book, The Canine Acupressure Workbook, A Learning Tool for Professionals and Enthusiasts,
was 18 months in the making.
“I saw the need for a book that explained the different elements of animal acupressure
in simple terms when I was studying Canine Acupressure Massage so I approached my teacher, JoMarie, about co-authoring it
and she thought it was a great idea.” said Speaker who has also produced a Basic Canine Massage Video.
been teaching Canine Acupressure Massage in Denver for two years. She is certified in Animal Acupressure Massage. “I
want to bring Acupressure Massage to more animals and educating others seems to be a great way to do that” says Speaker
who teaches her Dog Massage Classes downtown at Colorado Petfitters on Little Raven.
To learn more or to purchase
Speaker’s book or video go to www.denverdogma.com or call 303-669-4227.
*Animal Acupressure Massage Training Center
Massage Therapy For Animals Grows in Popularity:
Denver, CO, March 10, 2005: In early March a combination of pet owners and health care professionals completed the
hands-on training required to become a Certified Animal Acupressure Massage Therapist, CAAMT. “Five days of training
with Lisa Speaker left me feeling invigorated, inspired and educated. What a wonderful experience!” said Sally Linn
of Howard, CO. “Lisa made the class fun and very educational . I loved working with both dogs and horses” said
Chris Anderson of Kittredge, CO. These students complete a 100 hour, combined at-distance and hands-on, Animal Acupressure
Massage Certification Program that is offered by Lisa Speaker of Dogma and The Animal Acupressure and Massage Training Center
in Nevada City, CA. The next series of classes are schedule for June 9-12 and will take place at Dogma’s offices at
the Canine Rehabilitation and Conditioning Group (CRCG) at 3760 S. Lipan in Englewood.
Lisa Speaker of Dogma has been
teaching Canine Acupressure Massage for over two years. She is certified in Animal Acupressure Massage, co-author of The
Canine Acupressure Workbook and produced and directed “Basic Dog Massage” which is available on VHS and DVD. Lisa’s
goal is to bring Acupressure Massage to more animals by educating others. “Complementary therapies that encourage the
dog’s own healing process have become more common and are not only accepted, but encouraged, by pet owners and veterinarians
alike” says Speaker.
For registration information, fees and application please contact Lisa Speaker at email@example.com
Crystal Amulets for Man’s
Denver, CO, June 25, 2005: Dogma Inc of Denver, CO has released a new line of Crystal Amulets for
pet collars. These Divine Dogma Charms are available at Colorado Petfitters’ downtown location at 1590 Little Raven
Street. This is just a little something extra people can do for the health of their pets and they look good too!” says
Lisa Speaker of Dogma. Speaker adds that “The healing power of crystals is based on ancient wisdom but has developed
into current mainstream forms such as copper bracelets. Many golfers wear copper bracelets because they believe the copper
is helpful for joints and inflammation. Malachite, which is a crystal rich in copper, has been worn as an amulet for centuries
for the same reason.” Dogma has developed thirteen different combinations that Speaker feels addresses all of the common
canine concerns such as skin allergies, anxiety, detoxifying, emotional stress, arthritis, asthma and digestion. Speaker makes
it clear that these are not to be used in place of regular veterinary care. To learn more or to purchase over the internet
go to www.denverdogma.com or call 303-669-4227.
Ancient healing Crystals have been used for centuries. Archaeologists
have discovered in graves and barrows excavated in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Africa beads, carvings, and jewelry
of amber, jet, turquoise, lapis, garnet, carnelian, quartz, and other stones. It is believed that the carvings were probably
amulets and talismans, used for protection and as reminders of religious rites.
widely used in this civilization. A hieroglyphic papyrus from the year 2000 B.C. documents a medical cure using a crystal,
and several from the year 1500 B.C. have additional prescriptions.
The pharaohs often had their headdresses lined with
malachite in the belief that it helped them to rule wisely. In powder form this stone was used for poor eyesight and inner
Mayan Indians used quartz crystals for both the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Some Mexican Indian tribes believed that the souls of those who led good lives would go into crystals.
believed to be a stone which bridged heaven and earth (a belief also held in Tibet). In one legend it is stated that if one
went to the end of the rainbow and dug in the earth he would find a turquoise.
The culture of ancient
India is a rich source of information about crystals. The system of chakras (energy centers), which helps us to place crystals
on the body for healing and meditation originated there. Astrological documents written as early as 400 B.C. contain detailed
observations about the power of various stones to counteract the negative effects of planetary positions.
regarded as having great spiritual and emotional powers. Moonstone, for instance, was a sacred stone, and believed to arouse
love. Onyx, in contrast, was believed to help release the ties of old loves.
To learn more or to purchase Dogma’s
Divine Charms go to www.denverdogma.com or call 303-669-4227.
Animal Acupressure Massage Goes Legit!:
Denver, CO, August 31, 2005: On August 25th, local company, Dogma Inc, received licensing by the Colorado Department
of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools. Dogma has named it's new educational division, Rocky Mountain
School of Animal Acupressure Massage. "This is something we have been working towards for a long time. This licensing
further shows our commitment to providing a high quality educational program for our students" said Lisa Speaker, Program
Director for The Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure Massage, also referred to as RMSAAM. The RMSAAM program combines
Traditional Chinese Medicine with massage for a holistic approach to caring for animals. The curriculum combines correspondence
studies, classroom work and hands-on experience with dogs and horses. RMSAAM teaches their equine portion at The Horse Rescue
League as one of their efforts to give back to the animal community.
Speaker has been teaching Animal Acupressure
Massage in Denver for over two years. She is also a teacher for The Animal Acupressure Training Center in Nevada City, CA.
For a full listing of programs, classes, costs and schedules please visit www.denverdogma.com and click on Certification
or contact Lisa Speaker at 303-669-4227.