Benefits of Animal Massage

Animal Massage Can Help:

Carole and Samson

Carole and Samson

  • Joint and muscle conditions (pain, stiffness, tension, spasms)
  • Old age complaints
  • Injuries
  • Post surgery recovery
  • Chronic conditions
  • Rehabilitation
  • Athletic activities such as agility
  • Stress
  • Social/emotional/trust issues

Benefits You Can Expect for Your Animal (a partial list)

Carole Groman with Daisy

Carole with Daisy

Improved cardiovascular circulation:
The body responds to massage by reflexively dilating the blood vessels. This in turn aids in the improving of blood circulation and lowering of blood pressure. Nutrients and oxygen are transported to the cells and tissues more effectively.

Improved lymphatic circulation:
This helps to remove waste from the system more effectively.  Also able to boost immune functions and may help individuals with immune disorders.

Increased flexibility and range of motion:
Massage relieves muscular restrictions, tightness, stiffness, and spasms. This occurs when muscle fibers are separated, which releases spasms and tension. Stretching of the fibers aids in muscle relaxation.

Due to the increased oxygen and nutrients, there is a reduction of muscle fatigue and post-exercise soreness. Fatigue and soreness is further reduced, as it promotes rapid disposal of waste products.

Enhanced overall well being:
The increase of some hormones in the system will decrease stress levels and reduce depression. The relaxation response is activated.

Enhanced function of all body systems:
As a result, there is an increase: of energy; improvement in posture; motor skills; balance; improvement to skin and coat; digestion; etc.

Trust and bonding support:
For a new pet in your life, massage is a wonderful way to assist in building a connection. A massage session becomes a very intimate, special time between the two of you, and will deepen your already special relationship with an existing pet.

Possible early detection of abnormalities:
Because you are touching areas of your pet’s body, not usually felt when petting, you become attuned to changes that are happening. Early detection of new lumps or other changes to the skin or fur will alert you that further investgation may be necessary.