Massage Four Paws

Pomoting your pet's well-being through touch

Benefits of Professional Massage

Massage therapy is a non-invasive and gentle way of helping to maintain your pet's overall health. Whether your pet is older with special needs, is a newly adopted pet with stress and anxiety issues or a healthy pet with normal activity levels they would all enjoy and benefits from massage. 
Elderly pets can benefit by helping them maintain joint flexibility, as well as ease of movement
Post surgical pets - if exercise is restricted massage can help maintain muscle tone and/or decrease boredom.
Working dogs, competitive dogs or athletic dogs 

Some of the many ways massage can benefit your pet:
  • helps to relieve pain and discomfort from muscle stiffness and inflammation  
  • reduces stress and anxiety
  • aids digestion
  • fosters a feeling of well-being
  • reduces pain and swelling
  • strengthens immune system
  • reduces muscle spasms
  • provides greater joint flexibility and increases range of motion
  • improves circulation of blood and movement of lymphatic fluids
  • enhances the health and nourishment of skin and coat

Your first reaction when hearing about pet massage therapy may be to think why would I get a massage for my cat or dog - it's just glorified petting and pampering.   It's not.    Massage therapy is based in the sciences of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology and can positively impact all the biological systems of your pet through the skilled manipulation of the soft tissue.  In addition to the benefits of relieving muscle tension massage also aids in improving circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids throughout the body.  This aids in the process of flushing toxins out of  tissues which reduces muscle pain and joint stiffness. This also improves blood flow, lowers blood pressure and improves cardiovascular health. Massage therapy also improves your pet's sense of well-being and emotional health by stimulating the release of neurotransmitters.  

Contact us today at [email protected] to schedule an appointment for your fur baby.

Massage is not a substitute for regular veterinary care for your pet.  It's not intended to diagnose or cure any medical issues.