Massage is not the same as petting;-) Massage is a deliberate touch in a variety of different forms that is non-invasive and proven to be effective at improving pain, flexibility, and mobility.  Tight muscles can be painful and cause decreased flexibility resulting in compensation due to incorrect use of a limb or area of the body.  Massage relaxes muscles and help them to function properly again.  It is known to increase circulation and bring oxygen as well nutrients to the tissues.  These benefits provide relief to many common ailments and helps enhance performance.

Benefits of massage:

  • Increase relaxation and flexibility
  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase circulation and deliver nutrients to tissues
  • Decrease pain, stiffness, and soreness
  • Decrease stress
  • Restore muscle tone

Conditions that may benefit from massage:

  • Compensatory patterns
  • Geriatric inactive muscles
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle strain/ sports injuries
  • Hind limb weakness
  • Postoperative healing
  • Orthopedic conditions