Benefits of Dog Massage
- Reduces stress and aids in relaxation by releasing endorphins.
- Reduces pain and swelling by increasing circulation.
- Improves muscle tone, flexibility and range of motion.
- Improves athletic performance.
- Increases waste and toxin removal.
- Prevents muscle loss in inactive muscles.
- Encourages and supports healing.
Not only does massage make your dog feel good, it is good for them!
- 60% of your dog’s body weight is muscle.
- Muscle soreness can be the result of injury, cooling down to fast, not warming up sufficiently, structural imbalance and overuse or misuse of muscle.
- Problems with muscles are cumulative by nature and if soreness goes unnoticed or unaddressed, it can lead to more problems in the future. Regular massage can aid in the prevention of these issues and help in the overall health of your dog.
- As our dogs age (just like us humans) they become less flexible
Will my dog benefit from dog massage?
Yes! Most dogs can benefit from massage. Here are some examples of symptoms that can be helped with massage or situations that massage are very helpful with:
- Competitive athlete.
- Companion dog s that activity jog, walk, swim or play fetch with you.
- Dogs that only get out to run on weekends.
- Stressed or anxious dogs.
- Senior dogs.
- Less active dogs.
- Dogs with arthritis, spondylosis and/or hip dysplasia.
- Dogs with amputations.
- Dogs with physical disabilities.
- Dogs that have an unexplained attitude change.
- Dogs that hesitate or refuse to climb stairs or jump.
- Dogs that stumble while walking or have shortened strides.
- Dogs that have difficulty bending laterally.
- Dogs that are recovering from surgery.