The Benefits of Canine

Remedial Massage

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General Benefits of Canine Massage

There are many benefits to be had by the canine patient who receives massage as therapy.

These include

  • Increased relaxation through activation of the sympathetic nervous system- this can reduce anxiety

  • Improved circulation- assisting in removal of waste products and assisting healing

  • Reducing muscle tension that causes pain

  • Addressing compensatory muscle tightness and soreness through altered postures following injury or surgery

  • Improved muscle length leading to improved joint range of motion

  • Accelerated recovery following exercise

  • Scar re-education following injury or surgery

  • Maintaining and prolonging mobility in senior pets through ease of motion and reduction in pain

  • Helping the owner connect with their dog

 

 

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Conditions that Benefit from Massage

Orthopedic

  • Arthritis- improves ease of joint movement and reduces secondary muscle compensatory soreness

  • Elbow dysplasia- reduces tension and soreness in muscles in close proximity

  • Hip dysplasia- reduces tension and soreness in muscles in close proximity

  • Neck and back pain- reduces muscle spasm and pain

  • Spondylosis- improve spinal mobility through reduction in muscle tension

  • Limb amputation- ese compensatory muscle soreness

  • Senior pets with generalised stiffness and soreness

 

Neurological

  • IVDD- surgical or conservative management- management of compensatory muscle tension in non–affected limbs, and maintain circulation in affected limbs

  • Wobblers- management of compensatory muscle tension and soreness in the cervical spine

  • Degenerative neurological conditions- management of compensatory muscle tension and soreness, and increasing circulation to affected limbs

 

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