Beyond Dog Massage

The Masterson Method®

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A Breakthrough DIY Method for Relieving Soreness and Achieving Connection.

We all want our dogs to live pain-free, and we all want ways to connect with them. The Masterson Method® is an interactive approach to animal bodywork that follows and uses responses of the animal to your touch to find and release tension.  It is easy to use, and results oriented. You see the results in the dog’s responses during the bodywork, and in his behavior, comfort, and movement afterward. The Beyond Dog Massage book, coming in 2023, is the ideal instructional guide for all those seeking a better quality of life for and deeper connection with their dogs.

The Masterson Method will improve your dog’s movement, comfort, and longevity while opening exciting new doors to better communication and a more meaningful relationship.

With The Masterson Method, you learn to recognize and use the responses of the dog to find and release tension. In contrast to traditional massage, it works with the dog’s nervous system and the dog actively participates in the process. It is something you do with the dog, rather than to the dog. This participation and interaction are what makes the method fulfilling for those who use it and transformational for the dog. Testimonial after testimonial describe radically improved performance, movement, behavior, and relationship with the owner, as a result of The Masterson Method.

Click here to watch a video of Jim talking about the value of The Masterson Method with Dogs.

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Beyond Dog Massage Book

Start your journey here. The Beyond Dog Massage book will give you step by step instruction in the foundational Masterson Method techniques that will deepen your sense of feel and connection with your dog.  The Masterson Method is an interactive approach to animal bodywork that follows and uses responses of the animal to your touch to find and release tension in areas of his body that affect:

  •   His ability to get around.
  •   His physical and mental well-being.
  •  The quality of and length of his life.
  •   His connection with you and other humans and animals.

Order your Beyond Dog Massage book and receive your free behind-the-scenes video. Watch Jim in action and get a head start with your dog.


Increase mobility, performance and comfort by restoring muscular and structural balance, and natural alignment.


Help relieve discomfort by using light touch and movement techniques to release tension throughout your dog’s body.


Connect on a deeper level with your dog. Deepen your bond, communication, and connection with your dog.

How It Works

The techniques used in the Masterson Method rely on reading and following the subtle changes in the dog’s body language as you work with him. Once you learn to read his body language, you will be “on the same page” and communication is established. Your dog recognizes that you understand what his body language is saying, that there is no threat to his well-being, and that he feels better when you work with him. In the Beyond Dog Massage Book you will learn the steps to incorporating the Masterson Method in your dog’s life, bringing happiness to both of you.

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Photo of Jim lightly touching relaxed dog with the words Less is more, and Jim's signature.

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“The Masterson Method has taught me to listen, feel and heal my dog and has brought our relationship to the deepest of levels ”  ~ Stephanie Goddard