In describing therapy cats, author Franny Syufy
writes, "It has become fairly common knowledge that cats are great
therapy for nursing home residents, and it is a joy to see eyes light up
when a cat is brought in by a visitor. Even more fortunate are those
patients of health care facilities who have a cat in residence. Try
your kitty when you are stressed from the activities of an unusually busy
day. You'll find those tense shoulder and neck muscles relaxing, your
heart rate slowing, and an intense feeling of pleasure flowing through
your entire body, as all those stresses flow out and relaxation flows in.
Those are the benefits of therapy cats to nursing home residents and
health care facilities, and they can be equally applied to the rest of us.
Therapy cats are especially valuable when interacting with Alzheimer
patients, by stimulating both memory and forgotten emotions."
We here at East Bay Energy Therapy are very lucky to have three such cats
in residence. Carrot, a young grey tabby, is round, snuggly and very
friendly, and loves frolicking with his toy feathers. Marty, a young
mostly-Siamese cat, is especially calm and sweet. He loves attention and
has great peaceful energy. Jesse, our ten-year-old, is very soft and
purry, and adores human attention - but she can't stand those playful
They spend most of their time playing in the backyard, but will often come
inside for interested visitors.
Pictures of Jesse * Pictures of Marty * Pictures of Carrot