Massage is good for all types of dogs

  • Athletic or physically active dogs

  • Senior dogs

  • Pups and newly adopted or rescued dogs

  • Show dogs, Work dogs

  • Arthritic dogs

  • Dogs rehabilitating from surgery or emotional injury

Dog massage benefits

  • Improves overall health and well-being by enhancing                                                  and balancing every system of your dog's body

  • Increases oxygen to the cells

  • Relieves tired and cramped muscles

  • Increases range of motion

  • Eases separation anxiety, shyness, grief, aggression

  • Calms and reduces stress

  • Reduces inflammation and swelling of joints

  • Increases flexibility

  • Eliminates toxins

  • Enhances bonding with newly adopted dogs

  • Relieves pain from arthritis and hip dysplasia

  • Increases circulation and releases endorphins which help maintain the immune system

  • Promotes positive human/animal relationship

  • My personal favorite, pure old fashioned pleasure massage!!!                                                                                                                                                                  

When to avoid massage

  • Shock

  • Fever

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Ringworm

  • Mange

  • When veterinary care is needed as in case of serious injury or if disease is suspected

  • Over fresh injury areas such as a break, sprain, cut, wound, etc.

  • Over sores, rashes, skin infections, tumors and lumps

  • If the animal says NO 

What is massage?

Massage techniques have been in existence for over 5,000 years.   Massage is the manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of skin, muscle, and other soft tissue, combining various massage strokes with intent to achieve specific therapeutic results such as stimulating circulation, achieving greater flexibility, relieving

pain, tension, etc. 

 

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