A good massage for your dog doesn’t have to be just because he needs to relax. It can also help him when healing from certain illnesses.
Some Benefits of Therapeutic Canine Massage:
1. Calms the Dogs
It has been proven by experts and dog lovers alike that dogs bark and make noise more when they are restless, tense, hyperactive or aggressive. A good massage therefore helps them relax and ultimately makes them quieter. Without a regular dose of massage there is a tendency that your dog can be harsh and aggressive to people, especially when the children play with the dog too much and too roughly.
2. Eases Aching Muscles
Just as humans feel a lot of relief to their aching muscles after a good massage, the same happens to your dog. Extremely beneficial for athletic dogs; even for pet dogs who workout of a regular basis as massages strengthen your dog’s muscles.
3. Increases Immune System
Gentle massage triggers the chemicals called cytokines. These chemicals affect the dog’s hormonal system which brings down the level of stress hormones that weaken the immune system.
4. Improves Blood and Lymph Circulation
It stimulates blood circulation which then increases the amount of oxygen that reaches tissue and flushes out toxins and waste. Great on dogs suffering from obesity.
5. Disperses Pain
At the spot of the massage, it induces cells to release cytokines and then instructs the brain to release pain-killing endorphins.
6. Releases Stress
When adolescent dogs are introduced to routine massage experience less stress when they become older therefore increases his immune system to fight some common aging aliments.
7. Aids Injuries
Certain injuries that your dog has can be treated effectively with a good massage. For examples, injured tissues or arthritis tissues. It restores mobility and flexibility.
8. Builds Trust
It helps to build trust and makes you aware of subtle changes in your dog’s physical conditions that maybe overlooked during regular grooming sessions.
9. Heightens Concentration and Alertness
It helps to improve your dog’s performance and concentration during obedience training or trick training.
10. Promotes Longevity
Don’t we all want our best friends to live a longer and aliment-free lifestyle? Not only does it improve and maintain his overall health, it also invigorates all dogs to want to stay longer with their caring owners – You
A non-invasive healing modality, massage should be utilized as a complementary therapy and never as a substitute for proper veterinary care.