Welcome to Hand & Paw

Carole and Daisy

Carole with her beloved dog Daisy

Have you begun to notice that your dog is having a harder time climbing the stairs, or moving more slowly while on the daily walk? Perhaps your faithful companion has been injured, recently experienced surgery, or has become paralyzed. You might even be one of the many people who enjoys participating in agility events with your dog. Or, maybe you have recently adopted a new pet from your local animal shelter or rescue group. Animals can benefit from massage, just the way humans do!

In the comfort and privacy of your home, Carole Groman, MST, CSAMT, RP of Hand & Paw Animal Massage is able to offer healing massage as well as:

  • Teaching sessions and/or consultations for massage
  • Reiki
  • Acupressure
  • Passive Range of Motion Work
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Cranial-Sacral
  • Myofascial Release

While Carole does not diagnose, she is able to work in conjunction with your veterinarian or canine physical therapist. Cats and other small animals, such as goats, might welcome massage, if needed.


Chugachack 04/09/96 – 10/14/10


In Memoriam – Even though Chug was almost 15 years old, he had the spirit of a much younger dog.  He loved having his ears massaged, before I worked on the rest of his body, and I always made sure to give them extra attention.  It has been an honor to work on Chug…a truly noble dog.