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Benefits of Professional Pet Massage Therapies

How can massage benefit my dog or other small pet?

You're kidding, right? Massage for my dog?

Your dog's health is no joking matter. As humans, we know all too well the benefits of massage. So, do these same principals apply to animals? Of course they do! Pet massage as practiced by a qualified professional is grounded in real science - anatomy, kinesiology and psychology - and has practical applications for a dog's physical and mental health.

Since massage looks and feels like pampering, many people automatically discount its value as a serious form of healthcare. Pet owners often fail to realize massage therapy is not merely glorified petting. The skilled manipulation of the soft tissues of the body can have a significant positive impact on virtually all of an animal's biological systems.

Massage affects all systems of the body. Beyond the obvious benefits of relieving muscle tension, it can be a powerful tool for realigning the spine and body. Massage aids in the circulation of fluids throughout the body which assists the joints and muscles flush toxins from the tissues. The results include reduced pain and stiffness, more flexibility and greater range of motion. Massage also increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and improves cardiovascular health. All of the benefits are simply too numerous to list, but the end result is positive to every system of your pet's body. The recuperative and rehabilitative effects of massage therapy make it ideal for geriatric pets or those recovering from injury or surgery.

In addition to the physical, massage provides enormous benefits for a pet's psychological well being.

Many studies suggest that massage stimulates the release of beneficial neurotransmitters and reduces the production of stress hormones. The result is decreased anxiety and an enhanced sense of well being. To keep your best friend healthy, remember to meet all of her needs, not just the physical ones.

Don't overlook the positive results for social and emotional health that massage provides. Dogs are pack animals by nature and thrive on close contact with each other and humans. Consistent massage can help to build a dog's self confidence, sociability and feelings of trust and belonging. These benefits are important to any dog, but priceless for those who have suffered abuse, neglect or other emotional traumas.

Massage is a holistic form of care. It acts upon the entire body in an effort to restore balance and increase an individual's overall wellness. Used in combination with regular veterinary care, massage proves invaluable benefits for your furry family members.

We serve Allen, Frisco, McKinney, East Plano and surrounding Texas areas.

Contact Kneaded Pets today to discuss how our professional animal massage services can be catered specifically for your pet and to schedule an appointment.

The International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork

Small Animal Massage is a form of complementary healthcare and not a substitute for the care of a qualified veterinary professional. Massage therapy is not intended to diagnose or cure any medical condition. Always consult your veterinarian before seeking massage therapy for your pet.