Massage Therapy for Dogs

Massage Therapy for arthritis in dogs

What is Massage Therapy for Animals?

Massage therapy is a form of hands-on therapy that involves manipulating the muscles, soft tissues, and joints of an animal to promote healing and relaxation. The goal of massage therapy is to improve circulation, reduce muscle tension and soreness, and promote relaxation and well-being.

Massage therapy can be particularly beneficial for animals that are experiencing pain, arthritis, recovering from an injury or surgery, or suffering from anxiety or stress. It can also be a useful tool in maintaining overall health and preventing future health problems.

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Animals

Massage therapy can offer a wide range of benefits for animals, including:

Pain Relief: Massage therapy can help reduce pain and discomfort associated with a variety of conditions including: arthritis, muscle strains and sprains, and injuries.

  • Improved Range of Motion: By reducing muscle tension and promoting relaxation, massage therapy can help improve an animal’s range of motion, making it easier for them to move and exercise.
  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety: Massage therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety in animals, making them feel more relaxed and comfortable.
  • Improved Circulation: Massage therapy can improve circulation, allowing for more efficient delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues.
  • Improved Digestion: Massage therapy can help improve digestion and reduce digestive issues such as constipation and diarrhoea.
Massage Therapy with Natalie Smith
Rehabilitative massage therapy for dogs

Treatment Options

At Bentons Road Veterinary Clinic, we offer a range of massage therapy options to suit the individual needs of your pet. Our massage therapist, Natalie Smith, is highly trained and experienced in providing massage therapy to a wide range of patients.

What to Expect During a Massage Therapy Session for Your Pet

During a massage therapy session, your pet will be placed in a comfortable and relaxed position. Natalie will then use a variety of massage techniques to manipulate the muscles, soft tissues, and joints. In addition, Natalie may provide a tailored exercise and stretching program for your pet.

The length and frequency of massage therapy sessions will depend on your pet’s needs and overall health. For chronic conditions, a series of weekly or fortnightly sessions may be necessary.  While acute conditions may require monthly or one or two treatments only.

Booking a Remedial Massage Therapy Session for Your Pet

If you’re interested in a massage therapy session for your pet, contact Bentons Road Veterinary Clinic on (03) 5976 4629 or book an appointment with our massage therapist, Natalie Smith.

During the initial consultation, Natalie will perform a thorough assessment of your pet’s health and medical history. This will help to determine the best massage therapy treatment plan for their individual needs. She will also answer any questions or concerns you may have about the massage therapy process.

Milo loving his massage therapy