What is therapeutic canine massage?
Therapeutic canine massage therapy uses four styles of massage – sports, Swedish, deep tissue and myofascial release – to produce improvements in your dog’s health and mobility.
It is not a pampering treatment. It relies on a thorough understanding of the dog’s anatomy to produce changes that both you and your dog will notice.
What are the benefits of canine massage therapy?
Canine massage therapy:
- Improves a dog’s mobility
- Increases the dog’s range of motion, so it can benefit conditions such as hip dysplasia
- Can help a dog to recover after surgery or an injury
- Improves circulation, lymphatic drainage, removing of harmful toxin’s from the dog’s muscles and brings fresh oxygen and nutrients to the muscles
- Restores flexibility and suppleness to the muscles
- Reduces muscle stiffness and soreness
- Prevents over-compensation by encouraging equal weight bearing
- Reduces knotted muscles and muscle spasms
- Induces relaxation and feelings of well-being
- Promotes longevity, keeping the dog active for the longest time possible.
What can you expect from your first session?
Your first session with me will take approximately an hour and half. I will discuss with you why you are seeking treatment. I will conduct gait and postural analyses and will palpate your dog to feel for any muscular and soft tissues injuries. This will be followed by a treatment that will last between forty five minutes to one hour, after which I will give you feedback on any issues I have found and offer some after care advice.