People aren’t the only ones that can benefit from a therapeutic massage. Dogs can, too! More pet owners are realizing the benefits to canine therapeutic massages and how they can transform their pets’ lives. Whether it’s to improve mobility, prolong their lifespan or ease pain and discomfort, pet owners agree that seeing their dogs happy, healthy and comfortable is invaluable.

Why Dogs Need Massage Therapy

Pets are integrated beings just as humans are, meaning that they have a mind, body, spirit and emotions. You’ve probably seen your pet experience sadness, anger or excitement. For optimal health and wellness, these aspects of health need to have a positive flow of energy otherwise they can affect your pet’s natural ability to heal.

Canine massage may also be an alternative solution to treating your dog with expensive medications or surgery. As your pet gets older stiff joints and sore muscles become common. Imagine being able to provide your pet with comfort and security in a safe, non-invasive manner.

Benefits of Canine Massage

Animals are open-minded to new experiences, and most are very happy to receive their treatments. However, it’s important to realize that each pet will embrace massage in their own unique way. In other words, your dog may love his massages or he may be apprehensive. What I can assure you is that each pet is treated with patience and compassion.

to expect:

Improve blood circulation
Release endorphin's
Strengthen immune system
Speed up healing and recovery times
Decrease depression and anxiety
Improve mobility after surgery
Provide natural pain relief

 Canine massage can be successful at treating:

Sore muscles
Aches and pains
Mobility issues
Behavioral issues

After Your Pet’s Massage

If you’ve ever had a massage before, you know how relaxed you feel. Your pet will feel much of the same way. If you notice that your pet seems tired and lethargic, rest assured that this is normal. A massage for a dog is like having a brisk 30-minute walk. The best you can do is offer your dog plenty of water and give him/her time to rest and recover.

Depending on the reason for having the massage and the overall goals you are trying to achieve, I may suggest that your pet have further treatments, or I may refer you to another professional.

Canine Massage Therapy does not replace regular veterinary care.

A puppy, for instance, may have a massage to decrease hyperactivity and promote healthy growth. Once this achieved, the treatment is complete. A dog with ongoing arthritis and stiff joints may benefit from long-term treatments. 


I know how important your pet is to you. I promise to take good care of him or her so that a higher quality of life can be achieved. If you are interested in learning more, call me today!