Canine Massage Services Offered – Your dog is professionally massaged in the comfort and privacy of your home. Most dogs are more relaxed and calm at home, and thus, more receptive to the benefits of the massage. This also eliminates the adrenalin surge that often accompanies a ride in the car for many dogs. While some dogs like nothing better than hearing the words, “Let’s go for a ride,” others are stressed and upset by car rides.
With every massage, you will be appraised of anything that may arise during the course of the session. Your dog’s response to the massage, any suspected conditions, and any areas of possible interest or concern will all be covered after the session.
The Gentle Hands Massage Process Initial Session
Prior to the beginning of the initial session, 15-20 minutes (more if needed) is dedicated to getting to know your dog and assessing their openness to the process. Yes, their permission to proceed is actually “asked”. This session is something that is done “with” your dog, not “To” them. They are equal partners in their health and well-being during this work. Your dog will be observed as they move around the house or yard and any issues with their gait are noted. Their demeanor is watched and assessed, as is their interactions with the environment.
After observation, the next phase of the session begins – the actual hands-on process.
The Gentle Hands Massage Process Session
During the actual massage session your dog will receive gentle, therapeutic manipulation of their muscles and tissues. No deep tissue techniques are employed, gentleness is the key to the work.
Reiki, or energywork, is shared with your dog, if desired (by you and them!). This process will vary depending upon what is opened up during the massage. Some dogs prefer to have continuous energywork and others seem to enjoy a Reiki Dessert!
At the end of the session, your dog is allowed to drift off to sleep, run and play…whatever the session moves them to do! The results of the session can be discussed in person or via email later.