For Senior Dogs
Massage improves blood & lymphatic circulation, which helps speed up metabolism. In other words, massage will act as a replacement for exercise that seniors can no longer handle. Massage serves as great preventive care for atrophy (muscle wasting) and potential injuries for all dogs, but especially for senior dogs. Regularly scheduled massages are important for muscle management so that the dog can stay mobile as long as possible.
Watch Demo Massages
For Surgery & Injury
Massage promotes healing by increasing the flow of nutrients to the muscles, carrying away excessive fluids and toxins. Massage also releases endorphins, which are natural pain killers. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an option for pain management besides medications?
Post-surgery for Patella Laxation, Hip Dysplasia & ACL injuries are most common with the clients. “…after surgery, pets require rehabilitation and rest at home. Massage and range-of-motion exercises are the hallmarks of rehabilitation.”
From Spinal Health by Dr. Greg Marsolais, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
For Large Giant Breed
Large dogs often suffer from joint or cartilage diseases. Massage eases pain, loosens and softens muscle tissues resulting in a better range of motion. Large dogs age much faster than small ones. Take a proactive approach early in life. Don’t wait until you see the signs!
For Athletic Dogs
Regularly scheduled massages are perfect for athletic dogs that tend to over-work muscles or get injured often. What happens after experiencing pain? Dogs instinctively learn to favor the painful side by putting more weight on the other side. These compensatory issues can be corrected by massage to restore the body balance.
Service dogs or dogs involved in agility or fly ball are good candidates for massage.
Touching, petting, and massage releases serotonin, which is a ‘happy’ hormone. Stress, nervousness, fear and all other negative experiences associated with particular situations make their muscles tense up, and if prolonged, it will cause some serious physical and emotional problems. Massage can relax, provide comfort and restore strength in animals. Watch this video – It’s awesome to hear a deep, long sigh like this. She was a temporary resident at a shelter at the time, but see how much she was able to relax even in her cell.
Try Aroma Therapy (Warm Oil Treatment + Massage using Essential Oils) for loosening muscles and relaxing even more effectively.
Aroma Therapy Demo
Many will assume that puppies do not need massage, but regardless of age, all dogs benefit greatly from massage. Getting accustomed to gentle touches and strokes early in life will help a puppy with socialization and character development. Also, regularly scheduled massages will help detect early signs of any abnormality so that you can be sure to mention it at the next check-up.
Does your puppy sit on the bottom like this avoiding bending the knees? Start taking a proactive approach instead of waiting to see if the condition gets worsen as he/she gets older.