Purpose of Canine Massage Therapy
Canine Massage Therapy helps to improve elasticity, range of motion, and circulation. It relieves pain and loosens up tension. The Therapist's aim is to improve the pup's health emotionally and physically. We develop an empathetic relationship with your pup, and pay attention to all feedback your pup gives us. We respect your pup and will pay attention to their sensitivities, and will never force a massage upon them, will stop when they have had enough, and will not encroach on their personal and private places. We are careful with all their extremities such as ears, whiskers, tail, and fur. We will not use any lotions, creams, or oils. We create a safe, calm, and comfortable working environment and conduct ourselves in a professional and ethical manner.
Your pet will usually let you know whether they agree with your decision of a practitioner and the treatment being provided. If your pet is happy, you know you made the right decision. Remember that your pup might not reveal results in the first few sessions. The body goes through several changes physiologically as well as involuntarily. The nervous, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and immune systems can all be affected.
Massage will help relax these systems and relieve pain, but some of the physiological changes may take longer to be revealed in some dogs compared to others.
Massage is not only for emotionally sound dogs, but it can also help comfort an animal that had been feeling lonely, neglected, or abused. We know that psychological health is correlated with physical health. Stress is a common factor that allows illness and disease to encroach on a pup when their immune system is unable to defend itself from bacteria and viruses. Massage helps the body feel balanced and rejuvenated, by working on both physical and mental components. Even if a pup doesn't seem to be imbalanced, sometimes it takes a massage to find out that they actually weren't necessarily psychologically sound. By improving physiological issues, the psychological aspect will benefit as well. For the pups that need pain reduced, when they begin to have better range of motion and strength, they will feel rejuvenated. Having energy return is a sign of a healthier pup, and this health can cause such happiness to a pup.