Benefits

   Benefits of Canine Massage Therapy 

Canine Pawsitive Touch combines gentle massage therapy with cold laser, passive/active stretching and the Japanese healing art of Reiki.

When performed by a professionally trained and skilled massage practitioner, massage can make a difference in your companion’s quality of life.  As a holistic complement to traditional veterinarian care it is a simple and effective way to maintain your pet’s health.  It does NOT take the place of regular visits to your vet nor replace traditional veterinary care.

Massage:

  • Helps relieve pain
  • Speeds up recovery time after surgery
  • Prevents Injury
  • Reduces anxiety, creating a general sense of calm and relaxation
  • Reduces stress
  • Increases energy, concentration and alertness
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Restores and increases range of motion and flexibility
  • Comforts and soothes tired muscles by removing the buildup of lactic acid
  • Comforts aging and nonactive comp0anions through passive stretch

Dogs Who Benefit From Massage:

  • Older dogs who suffer with arthritis, stiff joints, muscle spasms, and/or loss of range of motion
  • Dogs with weakened/atrophied muscles
  • Dogs with weak hind quarters that need to improve strength and balance
  • Dogs who aren’t able to go on walks, who get up painfully or slowly
  • Dogs who struggle to maneuver stairs or have difficulty hopping up on their favorite chair or couch.
  • Rescue dogs can suffer greatly from separation anxiety having been abandoned, abused, spent time in shelters, and sometimes in a series of homes.  The constant muscle tension from being in a “fight or flight” mode can leave the dog physically ill as well as contribute to behavior problems.  Calming massage can help build trust for these dogs, allowing the dog to accept human touch and tenuously build a canine-human bond.