Canine massage is a gentle non-invasive therapy designe to enhance your dog's quality of life. It is the application of soft tissue manipulation techniques intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. Through an understanding of overall structure, balance and movement, the entire body is considered. Many systems of the body benefit.
Canine massage can be incorporated in your visit in a number of ways to improve the physical and psychological well-being of your animal: hospitalized pets, overnight care, pre/post surgery, supportive care, general maintenance, rehabilitation and sports massage.
Animals typically respond well to massage. The first treatment involves taking a history and performing a thorough physical exam, including evaluation of specific needs for your pet. Typical sessions last between 30 to 90 minutes. The number of sessions will vary depending on the physical condition of your pet and the goals of the massage. Canine massage is designed to reduce muscle fatigue and tension and is not a substitute for veterinary care.
Courtney Collins-Horn is a graduate of the Northwest School of Animal Massage. She is a certified and insured small animal massage practitioner and a member of the Internation Association of Animal massage and Bodywork. For more information contact Courtney at Gallatin Vet Hospital or visit her website.
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