As humans, we know all too well the benefits of a massage. The same applies to our 4 legged friends – young and old. Massage is a great part of your pet partner's complete wellness plan.
Massage can alleviate stress and promote relaxation which is especially important to help your dog adapt to new situations or their new home. It is terrific for the active dog to calm and release muscle tension. For your older dog massage can be a great part of a pain management solution for stiff joints, especially around the hips and other joints.
Now you can learn simple massage techniques that will help you bring relaxation to your dog or cat, create a stronger bond, and get to know your animal's body so you can then be aware when something feels out of the ordinary.
Massage therapy compliments your pet partner's regular health program. It is NOT a replacement for veterinary care and you may still need to utilize a professional canine bodywork practitioner in addition to using the skills learned.
Jo is a licensed massage therapist in Tampa specially trained and certified in canine massage and animal reiki.