Massage is the practice of applying structured pressure, tension, motion, or vibration — manually or with mechanical aids — to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response.
Regular massage sessions can:
*Promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing Relaxation and stress reduction
*Increased flexibility of soft tissue
*Reduction of edema (swelling)
*Enhancement of waste and toxin elimination
*Maintenance of good posture and body balance
*Prevention of atrophy in inactive muscles
*Improvement in athletic performance
*Loosing and softening of scar tissue
*Release of endorphins
*Enhancement of muscle tissue and range of motion
*Advancement of healing through increased flow of nutrients to injured muscles
*Lengthening of connective tissue, resulting in reduction of the formation of adhesions leading to fibrosis
*Reduces joint stiffness and soreness
*Improves coat condition
WHY WOULD MY DOG NEED A MASSAGE?
MY DOG HAS HIP/SHOULDER/KNEE DYSPLASIA
Massage can reduce swelling and inflammation easing the discomfort of these joint problems. Increased blood-flow removes toxins and releases endorphins to ease soreness. Massage will strengthen the muscles for better mobility.
MY DOG WAS RECENTLY INJURED OR IS RECOVERING FROM SURGERY
( Such as ACL or TPO)
Massage increases blood flow and quickens the healing process by bringing oxygen and nutrients to the area. It can reduce swelling and releases endorphins to reduce discomfort. Gentle range of motion lessens muscle atrophy.
MY DOG IS AN ATHLETE: AGILITY, FLY BALL, FRISBEE, HERDING, OR PLAYS TOO HARD AT DOG PARK
Just like human athletes, massage keeps muscles in top condition relieves minorand aches and strain from over working the muscles.
MY DOG IS A SENIOR
Massage increases circulation, this helps the older dog with removing toxins from the body, improves digestion and can relieve the pain of arthritis. It promotes overall health and happiness.
MY DOG WAS BITTEN BY ANOTHER DOG
After the wounds have healed the muscle underneath still have trauma and adhesion. Massage will help to restore the muscle to their previous state and increase range of motion.
MY DOG IS MY BEST FRIEND
Massage helps to promote a long healthy and happy life. Massage keeps muscles relaxed and flexible. It improves the coat; digestion while it helps remove toxins from your dog’s body. It promotes physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It reduces stress and anxiety. Massage feels good and strengthens the human-dog relationship.
MY DOG HAS A CHRONIC ILLNESS
(Cancer, heart issues)
Massage eases the discomforts associated with chronic illnesses. (Addison, Cushing’s, etc.) By improving circulation toxins are removed from the body. Massage stimulates the lymphatic system boosting the immune system. Your dog will respond to the comfort of touch and benefit emotionally.