PET MASSAGE – MORE THAN JUST PAMPERING?

Is your pet hurting or experiencing separation anxiety? Timid or shy?
Wouldn’t it be nice to prevent some of these problems from ever developing, or lessen those issues?

Animal massage is more than petting or pampering. Massage is a deliberate and skillful touch in which each stroke is controlled in pressure and direction. The practitioner’s hands are trained tools of assessment that can detect any changes which may require attention.

Because massage is a natural, preventive way to improve your dog or cat’s health and well-being, it is beneficial for both healthy and unhealthy pets. The average dog visits the veterinarian almost twice as many times as the average cat or horse. However, massage is not a replacement for veterinary care and is complementary with both conventional and alternative treatments.

How Can Massage Help Your Pet?

Improves joint flexibility
Relieves aches naturally
Decreases anxiety and stress
Soothes grief and loss issues
Balances emotions and helps with sociability
Increases circulation, lymph movement & maintains muscle tone
Speeds up the healing process & recovery from injuries and accidents
Enhances bonding time between the pet and owner

Many times older animals have special needs, with a more sedentary lifestyle than in their younger days. Massage helps with joint afflictions and decreased range of motion. Reduced activity may cause deterioration in the muscles, and massage can help make up this difference or lessen this deterioration.

For aging animals who are less active, the digestion can become more sluggish. The hair around the muzzle grays. The skin may be dryer and looser, and begin to sag. Many times older animals experience reduced vision and hearing loss. Behavioral changes may occur, too.

Although Nancy Dutton is naturally gifted in pet massage and healing touch, she has trained with experts to enhance her abilities. Whether you use the services of an animal massage practitioner or start your own pet massage journey, your pet will thank you for it!