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.