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Therapeutic Canine massage promotes a dog’s physical, mental and emotional well-being for overall wellness. It boosts the circulatory and immune systems enhancing circulation, oxygenation, muscle tone, digestion, skin tone and overall wellness. Canine Massage stimulates acupressure points which re-balance organs and energy throughout the body.
Canine Massage can help relieve the discomfort of old age and the pain and stiffness that accompanies degenerating conditions such as chronic arthritis and hip dysplasia. It can improve range of motion, muscle tone and flexibility, respiratory and mental function.
Massage is also an incredible gift to a Hospice dog!
Canine Massage can play a critical component in rehabilitative therapy. Massage releases endorphins (the body's natural pain relievers) and increases the circulation of blood, nutrients and oxygen to the tissues which promotes healing. Massage helps cleanse the body of metabolic waste and stimulates the immune system which allows your dog to fight off infection and aids in the healing process.
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Animal massage has been used in the United States since the mid-70’s when a professional sports therapist from the NFL began using human massage techniques on the equine members of the US equestrian team. Seeing the health and performance benefits, it wasn’t long before equestrians started requesting massage for their dogs as well as their horses. Canine massage is the gentle manipulation of skin, muscle, and other soft tissue with intent and specific techniques designed to achieve specific therapeutic results. Like human massage, canine massage enhances a dog’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. It promotes circulation, oxygenation, muscle tone, digestion, skin tone and overall wellness. Massage stimulates acupressure points which re-balance organs and energy throughout the body. Massage can greatly enhance your dog’s emotional health. It can help with depression, fear, separation anxiety, trauma, shyness and aggression.
Canine Massage can reduce risk by enhancing muscle health and reducing tension. A dog with a strong, healthy musculoskeletal system is less likely to suffer from tears, strains and sprains.
Pre-event massage warms and prepares muscles for intense activity. Increased blood flow and oxygenation leads to enhanced performance and a shorter recovery time.
Post event massage loosens muscles, preventing stiffness and soreness. Increased blood flow enhances recovery by speeding the removal of lactic acid and reduces the build-up of fibrous tissue adhesions.