top of page

...Canine Massage...

Massage is known for its healing and analgesic effects, and has been around for more than one thousand years. We know how relaxing, pain soothing and beneficial massage is for us. It isn't any different for our furry companions. Dogs are extremely lively creatures - always on the move and only relax while sleeping. Their mobility is an important prerequisite for quality of life into old age. Canine massage should not be seen as a luxury but a complementary routine for the wellness of your loyal companion. It is a non-invasive therapy for dogs that rehabilitates them from muscular injury and helps to support orthopedic issues like arthritis. It is also suitable for sporting dogs and senior dogs.

Most common use for canine massage is recovery from surgery or injury. However, here are some scenarios where your dog can benefit from massage therapy sessions: lameness and limping, stiffness, difficulties going up and down stairs, signs of ageing (slowing down, losing their zest for life) and getting old before their time, performance issues (agility - measuring, coming out of weaves, missing contacts, knocking poles etc), arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia/spinal issues, loss of limbs and therefore overcompensating, reluctant to walk, gait and posture irregularities, as well as well as behavioral changes such as nervousness, anxiety and being shy. 


decreases pain

improves joint health & mobility

stimulates the immune system

increases circulation

promotes relaxation

reduce recovery time from injury

decreases possible injuries

increased flexibility & range of motion

aids with anxiety & depression

promotes trust building in fearful dogs

introduces positive touch

aids in overall well-being

Dog (noun.)

The best friend you will ever have. A loyal, loving companion that cares for you more than himself. 

A special creature whose time in your heart will far outnumber its days on earth.

By understanding their body’s needs we can help them to achieve optimum health. Muscle accounts for 45% of your dog’s body-weight and therefore it is not surprising, based on this complex muscular system, that dogs are prone to soft tissue injury. If any one of these muscles has an injury or is restricted, movement will be compromised. Many injuries do not show up on scans or x-rays making the injuries difficult for vets to diagnose. Massage reaches the muscles fibers meaning deeper injuries can be felt and treated.

The typical results of canine massage include, improved mobility and activity levels, resolution or reduction of lameness, limping and stiffness. You will find that when your loyal companion isn't sore or stiff will display improved character traits and mood. Massage will allow your dog to return to normal posture and gait and will fully rehabilitate muscular injury. And therefore your dog will be able to return to activities of daily living, such as walking up/down stairs or taking walks.

Your dog will be happier, healthier and more willing to be examined, petted or groomed.

Please note that massage does not replace veterinary care. 

 Massage can be a beneficial tool in the healing process and overall well-being.

bottom of page