Why Massage Therapy for your Dog?
Just like humans, dogs can benefit both psychologically and physically from massage on many levels:
Improved Muscle Health (what most people equate massage to):
- relaxes tight muscles
- increases range of motion
- reduces pain caused by inflammation from constricted muscle fibres
- helps reduce scar tissue as well as preventing it from forming
- helps tone inactive muscle
Emotional Health: Massage relaxes dogs prone to nervousness and anxiety, separation anxiety, those going through trauma or grief, as well as dogs that are just shy. Shy dogs will often become more accustomed to strangers and trusting people. Massage boosts levels of endorphins and serotonin – the body’s natural painkiller and mood regulator. It also aids in the human/animal bond.
Noticing Structural Imbalances: This can be genetic or due to injury. Misalignment can cause stress on the muscles and joints that are compensating for the misalignment, as well as muscle tightness.
Increases Blood Circulation and Lymph Movement: Blood and Lymph transport very important cells throughout the body that aid in better muscle performance, healing of disease or illness and injury recuperation. Muscles need to stay active to move these fluid throughout the body. Some senior or debilitated dogs have difficulty with this and massage can help. 10 minutes of canine massage is equal to 30 minutes of physical activity.
$75 + hst
1 session – $60 + hst
3 sessions – $170 + hst
5 sessions – $275 + hst
10 sessions – $500 + hst
*Package price must be paid upfront, does not expire and is non-refundable.