What are the benefits of massage for my dog or cat?

Massage
Massage is the therapeutic application of hands-on deep tissue techniques to the voluntary muscle system for the purpose of increasing circulation, reducing muscle spasms, relieving tension, enhancing muscle tone, promoting healing and increasing range of motion in all breeds of dogs. Massage relaxes muscles, increases circulation, and loosens soft tissue.

Hands-on treatment decrease discomfort or pain and improve muscle and joint bio mechanics.

Acupressure
Acupressure is a form of physiotherapy that indulges in massage and stimulation of precise points of the body. It helps to restore, replenish and maintain the natural harmony and balance needed in animal and human to support optimal health and well-being.

Applications

Frequency: If the dog enjoys massage, the session may last 30-45 minutes. Once a week by a professional is effective, particularly if the owner performs additional massage at home between sessions.

Benefits: Improved circulation, decreased muscle/soft tissue tightness, decreased pain and swelling.

Equipment: Trained practitioners.

CRCG offers massage from its rehabilitation practitioners.

Refer to our Services and Costs section for more information about pricing and clinic staff and therapies.

Questions? Call us at 303-762-SWIM (7946), contact us, or post a question to our "Ask the CRCG Experts" section.