Massage is a focused and deliberate way of touching an animal. It takes touch to a level way beyond that of “petting,” our animals. During a session a therapist can sense areas of tightness, pain and restrictions.
There are many benefits to canine massage; a few of them being:
- Stretch and relax muscles
- Enhance performance by increasing range of motion
- Flushing toxins that cause muscle stiffness and soreness
- Relieve muscle pain by releasing endorphins
- Improving circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids
- Enhance healing post-operatively
- Improve disposition
Shelley is a co-author of a book with Dr. Narda Robinson entitled: Canine Medical Massage: Techniques and Applications.