Feel So Good Canine Massage, LLC
Canine massage therapy is a complementary modality whose benefits can include helping to relieve soreness, helping to make joints more flexible, improving range of motion, and supporting the immune system of dogs. It uses various forms of touch with intent to maintain or improve physical and emotional well-being.
What is Canine Massage Therapy?
Some Benefits Of Canine Massage:
Puppies: Puppies need touch to thrive and develop. They also need to be socialized at an early age so they can be accepting of people and other dogs. Massage and touch techniques help puppies get accustomed and accepting of physical touch along with teaching them body awareness. If puppies do not learn to accept touch they can become reactive to any form of handling which can escalate to unwanted behavior. Massaging puppy’s gums and mouth can help with teething. General massage can also help to alleviate soreness associated with growing especially in large breed dogs.
Geriatric/Senior Dogs: Just like humans, geriatric/senior dogs can start to slow down, develop joint problems, arthritis, and other age-related issues. Massage can help reduce or prevent muscle weakness due to inactivity, help ease pain and soreness, encourage movement and metabolic activity and provide other health benefits to promote quality care for your aging dog.
Athletic dogs: Aids athletic ability and can help improve performance. Can warm up and help loosen muscles before an event and aid in muscle recovery which relaxes tight muscles and prevents stiffness and soreness after an event.
Dogs recovering from injury: Massage (with your vets permission) helps alleviate pain, aids in recovery, helps heal the body quicker and helps your dog feel more comfortable.
Anxious dogs: Various forms of touch and Massage can help reduce overall stress levels in our dogs. It can also be used to calm a dog and reassure a dog in certain situations. It can also be used with training techniques to help a dog focus and build confidence.
Palliative care/Hospice Care: Massage provides compassionate and comfort care for your dog.
Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive energy healing technique that all animals can benefit from. It is safe, effective and can do no harm. Reiki balances the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of an animal by releasing energy blockages which create imbalance and dis-ease. When an animal’s energy is balanced and flowing, healing and change occur. Animals respond quickly to the ease that Reiki produces on these levels, often harmonizing seemingly difficult and impossible attitudes and conditions:
NOTE: Canine Massage therapy and Reiki should not be used as a substitute for veterinary medical care. A veterinarian should be consulted regularly, particularly if issues that may require diagnosis or medical treatment present themselves.