Massage and Acupressure are beneficial to our pets in a variety of ways.
They are based on a focused and intentional series
of touch and strokes to aid the needs of our pets physical and emotional well being.
Palpation is another form of touch, it is the art
of conscious awareness. This is a state of mind in which you are totally focused in the moment with the attention in your
hands, you become aware of muscle texture & temperature changes to an area and the structures around them.
Both acupressure and
massage encourage the reduction of stress and anxiety by promoting a sense of trust and relaxation.
It can aid in the healing processes
Anxiety: Massage effects the central nervous system by inducing
a reflex response, the "Letting go" effect.
Reducing stress and anxiety by building a bond between human and animal
through touch and acceptance.
aiding in reduction of sore and tired muscles .To encourage better muscle tone and function, better joint mobility and assist
in reducing the effects of postural imbalances and abnormal gaits, caused by tense, tired and contracted muscles. Thus enabling the
animals to move more freely and comfortably achieving optimal performance. It can be used for warm-up, during and
post training and events.
differences: When their bodies feel uncomfortable their personalities may alter. Using healing touch we can ease
With Veterinary Guidance, Aiding in Rehabilitation
from Injury and Illness:
Reduces pain and inflammation. Promotes
the circulation of blood, oxygen and nutrients to muscle tissue. Promotes healing . May aid in early detection of abnormal
tissue in or on the body.
Massage is a compliment to traditional and
holistic veterinary care, It is not a replacement for treatment.
If you have concerns about your companions suitablity please consult your