Canine massage therapy is beneficial for all types of dogs, from pets to dogs active in obedience, agility, search and rescue, police K-9 units and guide dogs.
Progressive dog owners are realizing the same benefits for their animals as those in the equine field.
The massage sequence and benefits are the same for both dogs and horses. I massage 26 muscle groups on each side of the dog’s body. Each massage lasts approximately 45 minutes.
My clients have reported an immediate effect on their dogs. Noticeable relaxation at first, followed by increased exhilaration.
Medical science is making it possible for our dogs to live much longer lives. However, with that comes the problems that are associated with aging. Massage therapy helps the older, less active dog live a more comfortable life.
Regular massage therapy can benefit your dog during recovery from injury or surgery. Consult your veterinarian prior to massage for post-operative and post-injury massage.