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 two hours. 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 including providing you with exercises that you can take away to make further improvements with your dog.