Many people love massages and are aware of the many benefits. But, did you know that massage for dogs also has many benefits? Canine massage has recently gained in popularity as many have discovered the health benefits for the beloved pets.
Canine massage really got its start from Equine Massage. Race horses were routinely “rubbed down” to condition them for their race. Eventually as equine massage grew in popularity and was widely accepted, a natural transition to dogs occurred.
Canine massage can be offered for relaxation, rehabilitation, or competition purposes.
Massage therapy has many physiological effects for the dog. The physiological effects of canine massage include the following:
• Improve circulation
• Reduction of swelling
• Breathe more deeply
• Build confidence
• Pain management
• Calm nervous energy
• Release endorphins
• Reduced stiffness helping to restore mobility to injured areas
• Increased flexibility
• Prevents injuries by increasing range of motion and enhancing muscle tone
• Improved athletic performance and endurance
• Posture maintenance and balance
• Improved mental focus and attitude
• Healthy skin and coat promotion by distributing natural oils
Lori Bleich, CCMT is our very own Canine Massage Therapist! Lori received her certification in canine massage from Equissage, the leading trainer of animal massage therapists in the world. She is a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork and the International Association of Animal Massage Therapists. She is also a Reiki practitioner for pets and their humans.
October 16th at 6:30 p.m. join us for a FREE Canine Massage clinic. Learn basic tips on canine massage and how to use Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Limit to 5 people and dogs. One dog per person. Please NO AGGRESSIVE dogs. Call 909-548-3150 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot today!
For information or to schedule an appointment for your dog to experience the healing touch of massage with Lori Bleich, contact us TODAY at 909-548-3150.
Lori performing a canine massage