It's often mistakenly assumed that canine massage and bodywork is an indulgence, but there are many health and behavioral benefits.
Benefits of Massage
  • Relieves pain

  • Improves flexibility and range of motion

  • Improves circulation

  • Speeds recovery following exercise, injury or surgery

  • Stimulates the movement of lymphatic fluid

  • Stimulates peristalsis (relaxation of the muscles of the intestine)

  • Improves tone and elasticity of the skin

Massage Theory

Massage is systematic and intentional - often problems are detected that might otherwise  go unnoticed. Massage is soothing, comforting, and relaxing. Massage is different from petting as it helps keep many body systems working well. It supports the circulation of blood and lymph fluids (which helps the immune system), helps joints stay flexible and well lubricated and reduces the buildup of adhesions in muscle and joint tissue.


Particularly good times to consider scheduling a massage would be if you bring a new pet into the home, if there is a stressful event happening such as moving, before your pet undergoes any medical procedures (i.e. dentals or surgery) or anytime

their physical activity increases.

Meet Amy

Amy is our massage therapist. She owns and operates Amy's Animal Massage. Massage sessions are conducted at The Puddle, but appointments are made directly through Amy.


Her accreditations include Certified Veterinary Technician, Nationally Certified Canine Massage Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner.


To schedule a massage appointment at The Puddle with Amy, please call her at 773-306-3930.


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30 minutes $40.00

60 minutes $70.00