Your Daily Massage Matters
I visit my regular clients’ homes weekly or bi-weekly, and I am always amazed at how loose a dog’s muscles are if the owner is massaging the dog daily.
It doesn’t matter how young or old.
A young pup that jumps a lot sometimes has tighter muscles than an older dog that has been receiving massage regularly.
So the combination of you massaging your dog at home daily PLUS having me work on them regularly is the ideal.
Interest in Canine Massage is Growing. Woo Hoo!
When I first started massaging dogs, I often received reactions like ” You massage what??”
But I feel like a growing number of dog owners are now acknowledging the power of massage as a preventative modality and are interested in learning how to massage their dogs themselves.
In fact, I didn’t even initiate the next class. All of a sudden I was approached by several people asking for a class!
I asked the folks attending our next canine massage class on October 12, 2014 the following questions.
Questions I’ve asked
Q. Why are you interested in learning how to massage your dog?
- As my dog has entered in the senior stage of his life, I wanted to learn how to massage to help him feel comfortable with little medication as possible.
- The 2yr. GSD does Schutzhund & SAR and we just started Agility with her being as active as we are she has incurred a small tissue tear. I want to be able to massage her out after a hard day’s work.
- I’m just starting Agility with my poodle. I believe that massage can calm the dog—He is a certified Therapy Canine & after a hard days work I’d like to be able to massage & relax him.
- I would love to be able to help my dog after agility runs. Also, she has a patellar luxation that doesn’t need surgery. If massage would help for that I would like to know how to help her.
Q. Any specific area you would like to learn in the class?
- How to help with the back and the weakened back legs of a senior dog
- Pre and post agility massage
Can you relate to some of the answers?
What You Will Learn In Our Class
Regardless of where they are coming from, I want everyone to be able to:
- understand the dog’s basic skelletal & muscular system
- understand what the common physical issues are in dogs
- what knots feel like
- the difference between over-worked muscles and normal muscles
- what types of strokes to use and locations to use them at effectively
If you can think of anything that you want to learn in a class, feel free to let me know. I’d love to hear from you!
Want To Join On October 12?
The Canine Massage Class for Owners on October 12 is already full, but I may be able to take 1 more party (1 adult/1 dog) if there are any requests. :)