Canine Massage & Rolfing®
After many requests from clients whom I’ve helped, I decided to add massage and Rolfing® for canines to my practice. Already skilled in human body work, I attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy for an additional certification in canine massage. I combine my Rolfing® structural integration and my massage for a well balanced therapy that really works.
Many canine companions suffer from hip dysplasia, knee surgeries or repairs and other common conditions affecting their quality of life. Just as with people, dogs suffer from arthritis and degenerative joint disease, as well as structural malformaties. Rolfing® and massage can be corrective in many cases. In most situations, the quality of life can improve for both dogs and for their owners.
Canine sessions run from 30 to 60 minutes and include gait analysis and charting of the dogs progress.
Listed below are some benefits of massage therapy for your pet:
- Reduces anxiety
- Shortens healing time of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
- Aids in digestion
- Fosters a feeling of well-being
- Reduces pain and swelling (including intervertabral, joint and muscle)
- Decreases blood pressure
- Strengthens the immune system
- Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue (less scar tissue build up means better mobility)
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
- Provides greater joint flexibility and increases range of motion
- Improves proprioception (the outside information feedback mechanism in the animal's body that helps with movement and balance)
- Stimulates liver and kidney functions
- Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymphatic fluids
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Enhances the health and nourishment of the skin and coat