About Massage Therapy for Dogs
Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Focused application of strokes and techniques are used with controlled pressure.
Massage therapy benefits animals in the same ways as it does to humans. The act of touch improves the relationship between human and animal.
Dogs of all ages and activity levels benefit from soothing massage both physically and emotionally.
These are just some of the countless benefits of massage to your canine companion:
- Relieves pain, soreness, and stiffness
- Elongates, softens, and tonifies tissue
- Improves flexibility and range of motion
- Early detection of abnormalities
- Increases circulation of blood and oxygen
- Aids in digestion
- Expedites the removal of waste products
- Lowers heart rate and blood pressure
- Helps to enhance athletic performance
- Enhances rehabilitation
- Assists in aligning the body
- Helps to prevent injuries
- Stimulates healthy socialization
- Promotes trust and bonding
- Improves self confidence
- Decreases anxiety and stress levels
- Provides love and attention which all dogs deserve!
Conditions that benefit from massage:
- Post-surgery rehabilitation
- Orthopedic diseases, such as Hip Displaysia
- Decreased range of motion due to injuries
- Behavioral problems
- Shy or stressed dogs
- Muscle spasms
- Geriatric Dogs
- Inactivity, loss of muscle tone
- Sports Injuries
Note: Massage Therapy is not a substitute for proper veterinary care.