It's often mistakenly assumed that canine massage and bodywork is an indulgence,
when in fact there are many health and behavioral benefits.
Benefits of Massage
Improves flexibility and range of motion
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 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.
Denise is lead instructor and co-founder of
Canis Bodyworks, a leader in the field of canine massage therapy and professional training.
As a clinical massage therapist, athletic trainer, dog trainer and veterinary rehabilitation therapist, she provides the benefits of this work for young developing puppies, anxious dogs, dogs aversive to touch, dogs with orthopedic, and neurological issues, overuse syndromes, soft tissue injuries, pre and post surgical, palliative and hospice care, preventive wellness care, pet parent education and free consults.
To schedule an appointment at The Puddle
with Denise, please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, you may also visit www.canisbodyworks.com
30 minutes $75.00
60 minutes $105.00