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Some Massage Techniques Applied

Effleurage

Effleurage warms the tissues, increases blood circulation, encourages release of waste and toxins from the body, calms and relaxes the dog.

Stretching

Stretching relaxes muscles, increases flexibility and range of motion

Percussion

Percussion helps clear toxins and phlegm inside the lungs, stimulates muscles and circulation of blood vessels near the surface

Compression

Compression relieves muscle spasms, softens fascia and muscle tissues.

Massage has so many physical and psychological benefits for your dog that you could almost call it an essential of healthcare, like grooming, feeding, and exercise.”

– Dr. Michael W. Fox
(Veterinarian and animal psychologist)
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Canine Massage For Your Dog100% Natural Pain Relief, Injury Repair & Relaxation

You’re joking, right? Massage for my dog?

Your dog’s health is no joking matter. Have you ever had a massage? How did you feel after the massage? Calm & relax? Reduced pain and soreness, feel refreshed?

Well, dogs need massages too! Massage therapy as practiced by a qualified professional is grounded in real science – anatomy, kinesiology and psychology, and has practical applications for a dog’s physical and mental health.

Did you know

Did you know that canine massage influences all 11 body systems in dogs including their musculoskeletal, circulatory and lymphatic system? Not only can it resolve and support mobility issues through manipulating the muscles, it also positively influences the immune system by flushing out waste and toxins.

It is able to calm or stimulate our dogs via the nervous system and it helps the skeletal system to have the full range of motion.

Here are just a few ways that dogs, from puppies to seniors can benefit from massage:

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves blood and lymphatic circulation to muscles and cells
  • Helps eliminate toxins
  • Relaxes and calms a nervous or anxious dog
  • Exercises weak, tight, or atrophied or wasted muscles
  • Enhances muscle tone, increases joint flexibility
  • Eases pain and soreness from conditions like arthritis and hip dysplasia
  • Promotes quicker healing from injury or after surgery
  • Improves condition of their skin and coat
  • Acts as a passive form of exercise for inactive dogs (couch potatoes), post surgical dogs, one who is recovering from illness and geriatric dogs

Science Behind Massage. Does it Work?

Massage releases endorphins, the “feel good” chemicals in the body and helps circulate blood and lymph throughout the body.

The power of massage can bring about a sense of calm and comfort in dogs which help with their natural healing abilities by relieving pain and discomfort.

Does massage really work?

Absolutely! 100% YES!

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There are approximately 700 muscles in our dog’s body which accounts for 45% of their entire weight.

These muscles are what allow them to move, run, jump and play and give the dog’s body the power, strength and ability to move.

If you have ever pulled a muscle yourself, had a back injury or strained a muscle, then you will know how restricting such an injury can be.

As we get older, our body seems to ache more, we get joint pains and stiffness in our muscles, and we generally don’t feel as agile.

Well, dogs are exactly the same. Through massage, all dogs can benefit from this 100% natural, hands-on method of injury repair, pain relief and relaxation.

PFL's Certified Canine Massage Practitioner

Holistic Care

Our Massage

Massage is a holistic form of care. It acts upon the entire body in an effort to restore balance and increase the dog’s overall wellness.

Massage is an important complement to veterinary care and proves invaluable benefits to your furry family members.

All massages are performed in the comfort of your dog’s home and surroundings by our certified canine massage therapist. This eliminates the fear and anxiety your dogs may have at being in a new place. This makes your dog feel relaxed and comfortable, thus gaining the full benefits from each massage session.

Every session will include a full body massage, range of motion exercise and stretching. The amount of time required performing each massage and the cost varies by the size of the dog.

Please ensure that your dog does not eat at least 1 hour prior to your session.

Massage Fees

Small dogs <10kg – $40 (30 minutes)

Medium dogs 10-24kg – $50 (40 minutes)

Large dogs >24kg – $60 (50 minutes)

*An additional $10 to $20 may be applied to certain locations. Please call, email or whatsapp to check.

During the first massage session, we will spend additional time to discuss your dog’s medical history and current lifestyle, review your concerns and expectations.

A $20 cancellation fee may be applied if appointments are cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled time.

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Let your dog experience the benefits of canine massage

Feel free to contact us to learn more