Benefits of Canine Therapeutic Massage

Canine massage can be offered for relaxation, rehabilitation, or competition or agility purposes from puppies to seniors. The benefit of massage to dogs is equivalent to the benefit experienced by humans.

Massage therapy has many physiological effects for the dog or other small animal. Animal experiments were conducted as early as the 19th century to document these effects. The physiological effects of canine massage include the following:

Benefits of Canine Therapeutic Massage

Improved circulation

Relaxation and tension relief

Increased toxin excretion

Assists healing

Offers end of life comfort

Posture maintenance and balance

Improved mental focus and attitude

Improved athletic performance and endurance

Reduced stiffness helping to restore mobility to injured areas

Endorphin release Рnature’s pain killer and tranquilizer

Healthy skin and coat promotion by distributing natural oils

Injury prevention by increasing range of motion and enhancing muscle tone

In particular, canine massage used for rehabilitation purposes can include the following benefits:

Help to relieve age related problems

Reverse muscle atrophy from inactivity or disuse

Provide relief from muscle tension, soreness, spasms, and weaknesses

Provide relief from chronic pain and discomfort from arthritis, hip dysplasia, etc. through the release of endorphins.

Benefits of Canine Therapeutic Massage