Aussie Pooch Mobile launches ‘Aromacare Doggy Facial’ – the changing face pooch pampering
Pioneers of the Pooch Pampering industry, Aussie Pooch Mobile dog wash and care has done it again! The first mobile dog wash franchise in the world, in November 2012 the company launched an exciting new service – the Aromacare Doggy Facial, which is also an Australian first. View the doggy facial video.
With demand for pooch pampering at an all-time high, and dog lovers wanting not only to spoil their dogs, but also wanting the health and wellbeing benefits the service offers, it was time to introduce something new to the market.
“People have been enjoying the health and relaxation benefits of face and body massage for centuries,” explains Aussie Pooch Mobile dog wash and care Founder, Christine Taylor, “so we thought why can’t dogs enjoy those benefits too.”
“We already hydrobath and blow-dry dogs, provide ear and eye cleaning, offer clipping services and doggy massage, so a doggy facial was the next logical step.
“We researched the facial with the help of a beautician, a dog masseuse and customer feedback from our initial testing which provided us the platform to launch this unique service.”
The Aromacare doggy facial (including head massage) cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the dog’s skin, to ensure it looks and feels great. During the treatment the dog’s face and head is thoroughly cleaned to target slobber, gunk and tearstains.
The Aromacare solution used is aunique, naturally based and lightly foaming fragranced cleanser, containing optical brighteners to help remove stubborn tear stains. Infused with vitamin E, lavender and chamomile pure essential oils it also helps with mild facial irritations.
And like any therapist, all Aussie Pooch Mobile operators have been trained in administering the doggy facial.
Special steps are taken to ensure the dog enjoys the experience throughout the facial. To begin with the dog’s body may be covered in microfiber wrap to ensure it is kept warm and to enhance relaxation.
Attention is always paid to the dog’s needs. Like any first-time experience a dog will be unsure of what is happening, however with time, perseverance and a kind gentle touch from the Aussie Pooch Mobile operator the dog will come to love the experience.
The dog’s face and head is first cleansed with focus on removing any stains and cleaning the nose and ears, followed by a massage to these areas using special massage techniques, including acupressure. The operator will always adjust the massage according to the dog’s mood.
Once the session has finished, the dog will also be grounded. Like with us, the massage will take the dog into its own world so bringing it back slowly is important.
The Aromacare Doggy Facial usually lasts between 3- 5 minutes.
“Our philosophy of we care is only enhanced with the doggy facial. Facial massage can help reduce stress in a dog, promote a sense of calmness and generally make your dog feel good,” says Chris. “We expect this to be a very popular service, after all everyone wants their do to be happy and healthy, and just a little bit spoilt.”