Perhaps your dog is on long-term medication or has not responded as you expected to other forms of bodywork, exercise therapy or other pain management therapies and you don’t know what else to do. This is where clinical dog massage can help. If you notice any of these issues, I can guarantee that your dog will undoubtedly benefit from clinical dog massage.
Massage can help your dog if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Problem climbing / descending stairs
- Problem getting in/out of the car
- Mobility problems
- Your dog has lost its „sparkle”
- Your dog is depressed
- Changes in posture
- Changes in coat appearance
- Reluctance to go for walks
- Back/neck/hip problems
- Poor performance during agility training/competitions e.g.: reduced speed, slalom entry, hesitating/dropping before jumping, dropping stakes on stationary, lack of smoothness in jumping
Benefits of dog massage:
- Improves mobility and reduces stiffness to help your dog move freely.
- Soothes sore, tight muscles and this encourages your dog to move and exercise.
- Provides an effective form of pain relief to relieve chronic pain.
- Increases muscle tone and balance to promote correct posture.
- Improves your dog’s gait and encourages even loading of all limbs.
- Improves flexibility, helping your dog feel comfortable and agile. Helps recovery from injury or surgery, which can reduce recovery time.
- Improves performance in working, show and competitive sporting dogs.
- Supports dogs with orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis and hip dysplasia.
- Promotes relaxation, relieves stress and anxiety, helping dogs feel calmer. Contributes to skin and cell regeneration, helping your dog to have a healthy coat.
- Supports the immune system to maintain your dog’s optimal health.
- Reduces scarring and swelling.
- Massage can help your dog have a better quality of life