Canine Therapeutic Bodywork + Clinical Massage
Proper stretching is a key component of myo-manipulative therapy and is usually done after every massage unless we are working on something different with your dog
Therapeutic Bodywork and Clinical Massage for your dog is not a luxury, it’s targeted touch therapy manipulating muscles specifically to support or alleviate a painful condition, strengthen the dog’s body, provide relief from inflammation and so much more.
When people hear the words ‘Canine Massage’ they often say, “I don’t get massages, why should my dog?” Bodywork and massage for dogs are MUCH different than human spa massages. This modality gives your dog immense health benefits and is not invasive. Whether you are seeking proactive therapy for your dog, maintenance care/sports massage for an adult dog or palliative care for an aging dog – the advantages of this therapy are extensive!
In my massage therapy and bodywork practice, I utilize a wide range of techniques to address a number of common issues pet parents might be having with their dog. Myo-fascial release, Swedish massage, TMJ, acupressure, Gua Sha, stretch work, and light therapy – all integrative modalities your dog can benefit from depending on what is needed to ensure your dog is living his or her best, happiest and healthy life. I have also developed an integrative technique, Animal AromaPressure™ that combines the safe use of aromatherapy and acupressure which is also available to your dog.
Benefits of the Canine Massage & Bodywork Techniques (not an exhaustive list!)
- Reduces pain and discomfort from inflammation, stiffness and/or muscle spasms
- Increases circulation, flexibility, and overall range of motion
- Stimulates and enhances the immune system
- Can reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm
- Improves athleticism
- Allows senior or geriatric dogs the ability to exercise safely
- Assists in providing relief from joint dysfunction and arthritis
- Promotes longevity and slows degenerative processes
- Pairs well with rehabilitation or physical therapy allowing for further decrease in inflammation
your dog will thank you
Pictured above, meet Beauty! A senior dog with arthritis enjoying and reaping all the benefits of canine massage. Beauty also received some acupressure as well.
Have a Questions or Want to Schedule an Appointment?
Dog Massage appointments are available in your home and throughout the Chicagoland Northwest Suburbs areas including Barrington, Palatine, Lake Zurich, Wauconda, Schaumburg, Deer Park, Long Grove and more!
Alicia’s Holistic Pet Wellness is Fully Insured
This information is not meant to treat or diagnose your dog, or replace veterinary care. Please consult with your veterinarian if you want a medical diagnosis for your dog. Please also review the terms of service and waiver for services, click here.