Massage Therapy

Did you know your dog has around 700 muscles that pull on the 320 bones to produce movement? Without muscle there is no movement and it’s the tissue that is most likely to accrue injuries, stress and overcompensate for orthopedic issues. Massage is a very effective therapy to rehabilitate and recondition your dog’s muscles for movement, mobility and longevity!

Much as in humans, massage therapy for animals has been shown to:

  • Relieve muscular tension, spasms and pain
  • Reduce trigger point formation
  • Reduce scar tissue
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improve tone in weak muscles
  • Relieve intestinal gas and aid in digestion
  • Interrupt the pain cycle by activating sensory receptors
  • Increase circulation
  • Increase lymphatic circulation and immunity
  • Decrease blood pressure and reduce heart rate
  • Calm animals – massage increases dopamine and serotonin levels and is linked to decreased stress levels