Ever wonder if your dog could benefit from a massage? The likely answer is "yes". Similar to human benefits, massage therapy can have relaxing, healing and therapeutic effects on your dog.
Benefits of Massage for Your Dog:
Signs that Your Dog Could Be in Need of a Massage:
It is important to have your dog examined by a veterinarian before having him or her massaged to rule out more serious causes of disease and discomfort. Ask your veterinarian if your dog is a candidate for massage therapy before scheduled a massage. Since there are specific ways to correctly massage a dog and contraindications to massage (circumstances where massage could make the condition worse), it is important to utilize a certificated canine massage therapist or receive the proper training yourself before massaging your dog.
2/25/2018 09:41:47 pm
5/11/2019 11:34:15 am
Lauren, I am a licensed massage therapist for 16 years and I have also considered becoming trained for canine and equine massage.
Kimberly L Herring
2/13/2023 01:45:27 am
2/21/2020 02:53:16 pm
Have you ever worked on a dog with a bead tilt from old dog vestibular syndrome. If so were the results encouraging to help with the head tilt?
2/21/2020 03:47:45 pm
I have had success using ANMR technique with those dogs. Here is a list where you can find a practitioner in your area: https://www.holisticanimalstudies.org/body-alignment.html
10/6/2018 11:39:30 pm
I would like more information on Canine massage
10/7/2018 09:05:20 am
Hi Julie, Click on this link to learn more: https://www.holisticanimalstudies.org/canine-massage-certification.html
Noreen A. Studnicka formerly Caryville
8/12/2021 06:57:36 pm
any info re dog massage
10/24/2018 08:56:04 pm
I am taking the Mblex soon (for the 3rd time) to massage humans, but alternately, very interested in Canine massage. As stated, its intuitive by nature so makes more of a connection where it matters.
10/25/2018 08:29:40 am
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Dr. Angelique Barbara is the founder of Angel's Animals LLC, a company that has developed online animal bodywork courses for both owners and professionals. Dr. Barbara's unique teaching style along with the dynamic layout of the courses allows people of different educational backgrounds from all over the world to benefit from her knowledge.