And Like Any Great Athlete, She Prepared for Competition by Receiving a Vigorous Ear Rub. … Wait, What?

Watching the Russian coach rubbing the ears of Olympic skater, Julia Lipnitskaia before her short program Wednesday night was no surprise to anyone knowing about the regenerating effects of the Tellington TTouch® on the ears of human and animal athletes. The Ear TTouch® (rubs) help calm and focus people as well as animals.  Here is the Yahoo Sports Editorial mentioning this “Mysterious” Russian routine.

Russian skater Julia Lipnitskaia receiving an "Ear Rub" from her coach prior to her routine.  (via Yahoo Sports)

Russian skater Julia Lipnitskaia receiving an “Ear Rub” from her coach prior to her routine. (via Yahoo Sports)

In the 1980’s I travelled 10 times to the former Soviet Union to share the Tellington TTouch Training Method with Russian veterinarians, riders and coaches of the Russian Olympic equestrian team. This was documented in the book by Gale Warner and Michael Shuman entitled, Citizen Diplomats: Pathfinders in Soviet-American Relations. The Ear TTouch® was included in a Russian Stress-reduction Study conducted by equine veterinarians at the Bitza Olympic Center in Moscow in 1985. The study can be found at www.ttouch.com under Studies and Research: Horse 1985 Stress Reduction Study.
In 2009 Russian veterinarian Dr. Polina Egorova came to study with me in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Hawaii and now teaches the Tellington Method in Russia.

A recent photo by Polina Egorov, DVM, shows a Russian stallion enjoying Ear TTouch.

A recent photo by Polina Egorov, DVM, shows a Russian stallion enjoying Ear TTouch.

I am blessed to have written 20 book published in 14 languages with two of them translated into Russian.

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