Dog Massage: Benefits & Techniques 

If your joints and muscles get achy, you probably get a massage. Massage provides noticeable relief quickly. It’s relaxing, non-invasive, and doesn’t involve any medication. It’s the simplest natural solution to a common problem.

Now, consider your dog. Your dog is susceptible to the same aches and pains that you are. What do you do when your dog is dealing with muscle tension or joint discomfort? The answer is simple. You do the same thing you do for yourself: turn to massage therapy for relief.

Your dog will appreciate a massage just as much as you do. Here’s what you should know about the benefits of dog massage and techniques you can use to ease your dog’s tension.

What Are the Benefits of Dog Massage?

Dogs and people aren’t that different. Although we don’t look alike, we’re all made of the same components and can experience the same aches and discomforts.

The benefits of a canine massage session for your dog’s body are just about the same as the benefits for your body.

Improved Circulation

Swelling occurs when the body sends unique inflammatory markers to a muscle or joint, signaling to the body that the area needs healing. Improving circulation can help the body carry away waste products contributing to swelling.

This provides a slow trickle of relief that gets better with time. The more your massage the affected area, the easier it is to stay on top of recurring swelling.

Better Joint Mobility

Many pet massage techniques are designed to loosen up tense and sore muscles. By stimulating the muscles and eliminating the stiffness, you might see an improvement in your dog’s range of motion.

Their muscles and joints won’t feel as uncomfortably tight as before, improving their range of motion and making it easier for them to run and play.



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