The Health Benefits of Canine Massage
- Improves Circulation
- Decreases Blood Pressure
- Improves Lymphatic Fluid Movement
- Stimulates Liver and Kidneys
- Strengthens Immune System
- Aids Digestion
- Helps Relieve Muscle Tension and Stiffness
- Speeds Up Healing Process for Pulled Muscles
- Reduces Scar Tissue Formation
- Improves Flexibility & Range of Motion
- Reduces Anxiety
- Promotes Relaxation
Another Important Benefit
Early Detection Of Health Issues – The best way to know when something isn’t right with your pooch is to plainly know his standard. By getting a decent vibe of your canine’s body all the time, you will effortlessly have the capacity to identify any progressions occurring underneath his jacket and skin, (for example, recently framed irregularities, knocks, or delicate territories). By and large, early discovery can be life-sparing.
Human vs Dog Massage
Have you ever personally gone for a massage? If so, you know a good one can actually be quite painful in the heat of the moment (especially if you have a lot of knots that need to be worked out). Often times, it’s not until after the massage is over that you experience that “floating on a cloud” feeling.
Not at all like a human back rub, a pet back rub shouldn’t cause even the smallest piece of torment. Dogs live at the time and can’t justify that agony in the present will prompt joy later on. So you generally need to utilize delicate movements and guarantee he’s agreeable.
How To Massage Your Dog: A Video Tutorial
While there are certified dog massage therapists who you can schedule an appointment with, many pet parents like to work massage into their regular home-routine. Not only will a DIY dog massage offer your pup the health benefits outlined above, but it’s also a great bonding experience.
In this instructional video below by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Dr. Narda Robinson demonstrates some traditional massage techniques that you can use for your canine kids. I definitely recommend watching the full video as it’s filled with great tidbits from start to end.