While it is not intended to be a substitute for traditional veterinary care, pet massage can help specific health problems in dogs, and also improve their general health and fitness. It can have a positive influence on both the physical and psychological well being of dogs of all ages and conditions. Pet massage sessions generally take 20-30 minutes (less if your pet isn’t receptive). The initial massage is usually shorter and relaxing to gain the animal’s trust. Massage should be done on a regular basis to maintain the benefits.
Benefits of Pet Massage:
• Relieves stress, is soothing and comforting
• Increases circulation and stimulates muscles
• Restores range of motion and flexibility
• Increases bone density
• Comforts tired muscles and relieves pain
• Affects behavior issues
• Energizes a dog’s mind
• Helps older dogs cope with stiffness & discomfort
• Supports dogs in times of crisis such as injury, surgery & grieving
• Increases acceptance of touch — especially good for puppies
• Speeds healing process
Our Pet Massage Specialists at AMC will answer your specific questions and give you more information about the positive effects chiropractic care could potentially have on your pet.
Healing Touch for animals (HTA) is a holistic approach influencing the health and well being of animals through energy and intention. HTA techniques restore harmony and balance to the animal’s energy system while providing physical, emotional, mental and instinctual stability.
Stabilizing the energy system allows the natural succession of the immune system, which encourages the healing process and promotes animal health. HTA can be used on all species: small and large animals, birds, aquatics and exotics.
Benefits of HTA techniques to pets:
• Help animals understand appropriate behavior
• Build the animal-human bond
• Reduce stress and anxiety
• Support animals through injuries, illnesses, physical and emotional trauma and abuse
• Build a solid support system for cancer patients
• Develop confidence for training and competition
• Support animals during the end of life transition
Reggie Weber, an RN, is now offering Healing Touch for Animals (HTA) as part of the Animal Wellness Center’s plan to provide Holistic Modalities for your pet.