Our Approach to Massage Therapy

After an initial assessment, we will customize a treatment plan for your dog. In the case of injury, disease, or chronic conditions, we will also consult with your veterinarian to insure an integrated approach to your dog’s care.

Professional dog massage and myotherapy are important elements of a complete wellness program for your dog. They should be integrated with all forms of canine health care including veterinary, nutritional and chiropractic care.  Whether your dog is young, old, athletic or leisurely, massage treatments will restore, maintain and enhance your dog’s overall well being.

During our massage sessions, we will use hands-on healing touch & techniques to restore and maintain your dog’s physical capabilities. We teach you to use some of these techniques yourself to maintain the therapeutic benefits in between sessions.

Every interaction we have with a dog involves low-stress handling.  This approach helps prevent fear from developing, and counteracts fear that has already been established by previous encounters elsewhere.  Dogs who feel safe and comfortable in their environment respond positively and can experience greater benefits from their bodywork.

Dog massage therapy is not a replacement for veterinary care. We strongly recommend an integrated approach with all health care practices & practitioners.

Benefits:

  • Aids with healing after surgery and reduces excessive scar tissue build-up
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves range of motion
  • Increases circulation
  • Eases joint and muscle pain
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Supports behavior training
  • Provides comfort during hospice
  • Improves lymphatic drainage
  • Reduces swelling/edema
  • Aids in recovery from exercise
  • Increases the bond between pets and their people
  • Desensitizes and counter conditions a dog who is adverse to touch and handling
  • Feels good – Dogs love massage!