AHHHHH… WHO DOESN’T LOVE A NICE,
But massage doesn’t just feel good; it has amazing therapeutic benefits for animals and humans. During massage, toxins are released from the body, causing chemical changes that promote physical, mental and emotional wellness.
STUDIES HAVE SHOWN
Increases blood circulation
Maintains muscle and joint flexibility
Decreases muscle atrophy in older dogs
Helps alleviate stiffness
Loosens and warms muscles before and after exercise
Promotes emotional health
Increases calmness and relaxation
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG?
Because massage reduces the level of cortisol (stress hormone) in your dog’s system, they become more open to learning. And that often results in training that’s faster and more effective. This is true of almost all dogs, but especially those who are fearful or anxious. These dogs are “on” (or overstimulated) all the time, making it difficult to learn new behaviors. Massage is effectively an “off” button, helping them (and their guardians) relax. Clients who take this comprehensive approach to their dog’s body and mind are often amazed at how much calmer their dog becomes. For older dogs, massage helps make them more comfortable, provides relief from discomfort which may result in a younger-seeming pooch. For doggie athletes, massage helps keep them in top form, loosens stiff muscles, and makes competition easier and more comfortable. For any dog, massage is not a substitute for veterinary care or medicine.
Regular massage often has a cumulative effect on a dog’s health and wellbeing. Committing to six sessions gives you the chance to see how effective massage is at improving your dog’s behavior and/or comfort level.
“Lynn is excellent at reading Chuey’s behavior and mood. I see all positive progress. Chuey is very excited to see Lynn each week.”
– Laura Spann, Escondido
“Lynn has greatly contributed to my older Bassett Hound’s quality of life. After her visits, he is calm, relaxed, and comfortable. He’s always thrilled to see her at the door! She has a real connection with him.”
– Marcia Redding, Escondido
Q. What happens in a massage session?
A. Massage is typically most effective when the dog already feels a certain level of comfort and relaxation. That’s why Lynn comes to you!
Once in your home, a comfortable place will be set up for your dog on a mat on the floor. Essential oils and calming music will help relax your dog, while Lynn moves the skin and muscles to increase circulation to various parts of his body. Each session is 30 minutes long, with breaks if necessary for the dog.