Canine ( Dog ) Massage

Canine Massage Therapy is Relaxing and Beneficial for All Dogs

   

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Canine Massage Therapy

 

Canine Massage Therapy

 

Approximately 45 - 60 minutes.

All massage services consist of a full body massage performed at your location.

 

Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Enhances muscle tone
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling in joints, thereby alleviating pain
  • Increases the flow of nutrients to the muscles
  • Stimulates circulation and releases endorphins
  • Helps to maintain the whole body in better physical condition
  • Eases muscle spasms
  • Increases synovial fluid in joints
  • Lengthens connective tissue
  • Generally improves the disposition of the animal

 

Why Massage?

 

Canine massage therapy is beneficial for all types of dogs, from pets to dogs active in obedience, agility, search and rescue, police K-9 units and guide dogs, to family companions.

 

Progressive dog owners are realizing the same benefits for their animals as those in the equine field. 60% of your dog’s body weight is muscle. It is the system that is responsible for movement. Maximum function and comfort in the muscle system will result in the greatest motion possible.

 

The moving parts of the canine body were designed to move freely and without pain. All too often the loss of this free motion is the result of muscle tightening which has developed from repeated strains and exertions. The other contributing factors of age, nervousness, overuse and residual effects of injury further compound the issue.

 

Muscle soreness can be the result of injury, structural imbalance, over stretching or over use/misuse. Muscle problems are cumulative. If a problem exists in one area, the dog will have to compensate by tensing up and/or using other muscle to protect the injured muscle. Any number of secondary problems can then occur which will in turn compromise movement.

 

Regular massage can aid in the prevention of these issues. Once a problem exists, massage helps to break up the tight knots of adhering muscle fibers which restrict full muscle extension. Massage will find any damaged or potentially compromised area of muscle and restore it to improved function.

 

Massage therapy can benefit your dog during recovery from injury or surgery. Consult your veterinarian prior to massage for guidance on post-operative and post-injury massage.

 

Medical science is making it possible for our dogs to live much longer lives. However, with that comes the problems that are associated with aging. Massage therapy helps the older, less active dog live a more comfortable life.

 

The fundamentals of canine massage can also be used on other small animals. If you have a pet, other than a dog, that you want to have the benefits of massage, please contact us to discuss the possibility.

 


 

Canine Massage Therapy Rates

 

All massage services consist of a full body massage performed at your location.

Travel charges may apply.

 

Canine & Small Animal massage - $35.00

  • Approximately 45 - 60 minutes.

 

For a full list of fees and details, see our Rates page.

 


 

Member of the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork and the Association of Canine Water Therapy

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