I recently had the chance to speak with a Canine Massage Therapist here in Charlotte, NC. So I wanted to share her information with everyone, as well as provide a little more information on how Massage Therapy can help improve your dog’s health.

“I have owned dogs all of my life. When I lived in New York City I used to walk dogs. Then I moved and became a Massage Therapist. After massaging humans for 20 years, I decided to add Canine and Equine certifications to help dogs and horses. I am currently making house calls in the Charlotte, Belmont, and Gastonia areas. I am also happy to show groups of people a few ways to utilize massage for their pets on their own. My sessions range in cost from $60-$90 depending on how many dogs , length of session, and travel time. If you would like more information please do not hesitate to reach out at 917-929-4713.” ~ DeeAnn Macomson

What Is Canine Massage Therapy?*

Canine massage therapy is a form of alternative therapy that promotes a dog’s health. It is proven that the touch given to a dog through massage can improve not only a dog’s physical but also his emotional well-being. Massages are great for dogs who suffer from nervousness, anxiousness and hyperactivity. Dog massage benefits include:

  • Relaxation
  • Increased oxygenation of the blood
  • Pain relief
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved immune system
  • Reduced age-related issues
  • Reduced arthritis and hip dysplasia discomfort
  • Muscle tension, soreness, weakness and spasm relief

Implementing canine massage therapy along with professional veterinary care can reduce recovery time from injuries.

Reasons to Seek a Professional

You may want to seek out a professional for help. A professional dog massage therapist can teach you the techniques to help your dog or can do the massage for you if you’d prefer someone else do the work 😉 . A massage therapist can give your dog the best massage to help with his ailments. We recommend going to a professional first and speaking to them about your dog’s needs beforehand. Then the two of you can have a game plan for how often your dog needs a massage and how often you want the massage therapist to check-in on your dog’s health.

If you have used a professional canine massage therapist before, please share your experience with us in the comments.

*Information on Canine Massage Therapy was sourced from Canine Journal.

** More posts about veterinary care can be found here.

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