Dog massage has become increasingly popular as people realize that
animals can benefit from massage as much as humans do. You can take your dog to a professional pet massage therapist, a good idea if the animal has a specific issue that needs to be addressed. However, learning how to massage your dog can help the two of you bond and lets you nurture your animal companion at home.
Canine massage therapy is especially good for older dogs or ones recovering from injury. Some of the many benefits include:
The first thing to know about massaging your dog is to listen and never do anything to aggravate her. Here's a basic massage:
For more dog massage techniques, see Healing Touch for Dogs: The Proven Massage Program or Acupressure for Dogs.
You can also use essential oils with dogs.
Abundant Life Canine Massage, Sarasota, Florida
Doggone U at Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, Worchester, Masschusetts
Brandenburg Massage Therapy, Martins Ferry, Ohio
Canis Bodywork, online and various physical locationss
Equissage, Round Hill, Virginia
Ojai School of Canine Massage, Ojai, California
Lang Institute for Canine Massage, Loveland, Colorado
Northwest School of Animal Massage, Fall City, Washington
PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute, Toledo, Ohio
Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure & Massage, Carbondale, Colorado
Also, see the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork.
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