When you hear the word "massage," you probably think of spas, luxury, lots of discretionary money to spend, and "feeling-good" benefits! It's true that some massage methods fit this description. Canine massage offers real benefits which can help your dog physically, emotionally and mentally. These styles of massage improve and enhance a large number of functions in the physical body. Two of the most critical functions are blood circulation and the animal's general well being.
Muscle Health: Among other numerous benefits, massage helps to loosen tight, constricted muscles, decrease pain, increase range-of-motion, and restore proper tone. Think of your dog as an athlete. If muscles remain tight for a long time, a dog's body feels tension/stiffness/pain; less blood will be able to reach these muscles, and the dog may start to stand, walk and run incorrectly. Massage is also thought to benefit elderly dogs, inactive dogs and dogs recovering from injuries by improving circulation in the muscles and lymphatic system.
Elderly dogs suffering from stiffness and arthritis often feel better, move easier and experience less pain after a massage session. Massage is also thought to have behavioral benefits, such as helping to relax aggressive or hyperactive dogs or building confidence. Massage is not a luxury item for dogs but an important technique for improving your dog's well-being.
Just like humans, dogs can strain their muscles and become sore.
The Benefits of massaging your dog: Relaxes your dog; Soothes tired sore muscles;
Eases pain from surgery; Alleviates suffering from ailments due to old age
Dogs are just like people; during their lifetimes, they will experience bumps and bruises, injuries or serious trauma. In some cases after injuries are treated by a veterinarian, your dog may continue to experience negative effects. These can inlcude incorrect posture and movement, a decrease in muscle flexibility, or an imbalance in blood circulation. Eventually, these residual negative effects can accumulate and cause a noticeable decline in your dog's overall health and energy.
Even if your dog hasn't suffered obvious injuries, it is getting older, and chances are that it has dug at least one hole too energetically or jumped off the sofa the wrong way or met an unsociable cat. For the aging dog, massage can get that old sparkle back and make them feel special. On the other hand, massage will benefit even the healthiest, most rambunctious dogs, enhancing their talents and improving their health and life.
Dogs can also strain their muscles.
This includes the "professional" canine performing obedience, flyball, herding or agility exercises.
Dogs often strain muscles but unlike people, may hide their symptoms until they become extreme.
Their survival instincts tell them to "hide their pain" in order not to appear weak to the rest of the "pack."
Dogs can also become so enthusiastic about what they are doing or so anxious to please their owners that they keep performing even when injured.
For example, a herding dog may keep working on herding sheep until its paws are bloody.
Acupressure Massage for specific problems including arthritis, soreness, stifle, problems of the hips, and calming.
Some physical and behavioral behavior methods of treatment, channel stretching techniques and preventive treatment.
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Longer massages are available depending on the dog's tolerance level.
Most dogs have to work up to longer sessions. All treatment will be done in your home.
Canine Massage Services
Canine Massage is the therapeutic application of hands-on deep tissue techniques to the dog's voluntary muscle system; this increases circulation, reduces muscle spasms, relieves tension, enhances muscle tone, and promotes healing in all breeds of dogs.
Are you concerned about leaving your dog(s) home alone on a weekned for long periods of time? Have you considered a dog walker? Look no further because your precious dog will be in good hands with Massage2Wellness. Walks are excellent for both physical and mental health recommended regardless of a dog’s athletic fitness or disability.
After our outing we provide a professional canine massage. If your dog has a disability, we are experienced in providing an enhanced quality of life.
At Massage2Wellness, Dog Walkers was created to provide a safe, reliable, and professional alternative from leaving your dog home alone for long periods of time or caging them up in a kennel. Our mission is to provide outstanding care, service and safety for your darling pup in a loving environment. We know how important your dog is to you; he is part of your family. And as a client your dog will be a part of our family too.