Massage is not just for humans. Dogs and cats benefit from regular massage sessions too.
Older pets suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia or any joint or back problem can find some relief with regular massage.
Massage can relieve stress and anxiety. It can reduce pain, improve circulation and help the immune system do its job.
Pets that have social issues such as aggression or shyness often find these issues resolved with massage sessions.
Massage is good for young pets too. It helps calm them and accustoms them to being touched. This will make grooming, nail-trimming, and vet visits much easier.
Pets that have undergone surgery or been injured can also benefit from massage. However it’s best to consult with your vet and ask if massage is an option. If not done properly, it can cause further damage.
Before attempting massage, ask an expert what the best way to go about it is for your particular pet. Always consult with your vet before using any therapy on your pet.