DOG MASSAGE? REALLY? I PET MY DOG. ISN’T THAT ENOUGH?
Dog Massage? Yes, really! Petting your dog is great! But, just like us, sometimes they need more professional support to feel their healthiest best. Dog massage works on so many levels – physically, mentally and emotionally.
Structured massage for animals is a relatively new application of an ancient healing art and works beautifully with “Western” or allopathic medicine. Medical and scientific research has shown the positive effect that touch has on humans. While your dog has probably not read the data, evidence suggests they benefit in much the same way we do. We may enjoy a massage primarily for relaxation and relieving stress from our aching muscles, plus the sense of pampering it gives us. Our dogs enjoy all of those benefits, but they also receive a greater sense of connection with people. In the case of fearful or timid dogs, they may even begin to trust humans, often opening up to increased closeness with their family.
Personal experience, with my own and my client dogs, has shown me an increase in confidence, trust, and general well-being of the dog. Dog massage is a great way to give your dog a relaxing experience with mental, physical and emotional benefits.
And don’t ALL dogs deserve that?