Massage feels and looks like pampering, but we humans know all too well the benefits of a good massage. So, do the same benefits apply to your pet? Why of course they do!
Pet massage as practiced by a qualified veterinary professional is grounded in real science - anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and psychology. Skilled massage and manipulation of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues of the body can have a significant positive effect on your pet.
Benefits of massage to your pets
The obvious benefits of massage are probably familiar to most of us: reliving muscle tension and increased circulation. But what other benefits are seen in dogs and cats? Massaging promotes the circulation of body fluids- not only blood but also joint fluid and lymph which provides increased oxygen and nutrients to the cells and promotes toxin removal. This results in less pain and stiffness and improved flexibility and joint range of motion in your pet. Massage enhances the function of the immune system and accelerates tissue healing. Massage therapy also stimulates release of endorphins which are the body’s natural pain killers and relaxants. They help to manage pain and discomfort.