therapeutic pain relief
Conditions such as arthritis can be very painful for
dogs and there is no cure. Painkillers can be given to ease the pain but
will not help with the reduced movement in the dog's joints. Remedial
massage can help by warming and stretching the muscles and myofascial
release stretching techniques help to increase the range of movement and
allow the dog to do day to day activities more easily and with less pain.
When a dog goes through surgery, like a human, the muscles
are weakened and will take time to repair and, during this period, other
muscles work overtime to compensate, which can cause further problems.
Healing Paws can tailor a rehabilitation programme, combining massage,
stretching and specific strengthening rehabilitation exercises to help
make sure that your dog has the best chance of a full and speedy recovery.
pre and post event massage
If your dog competes or takes part in a sporting activity,
such as Flyball, agility or racing, massage has great benefits for both
your dog and its performance.
Remedial massage can benefit these dogs in the following ways:
- Warms up muscles and joints
- Increases flexibility
- Mentally prepares the dog for the event
- Decreases the risk of injury
- Increases blood flow to the muscles
- Increases performance rate
- Encourages the removal of waste products such as
lactic acid resulting in less post event pain
- Mentally calms the dog down from the event
- Speeds up the dog's recovery rate from the event
- Checks for any injuries they may have picked up
Healing Paws offer a pre and post event package, allowing
you or your club to have a therapist attend your event and have on hand
service to massage and treatments. Please contact us for more information.
Massage can also help with emotional problems such as
stress and fear aggression. Please contact us for more information.
Just like humans, dogs love to be massaged so why not
just treat your dog to a pamper session! They are man's best friend after
general check-up - 'Dog MOT'
Unlike humans, dogs can't complain about the little aches and pains that we all experience in day to day life. Because of this these problems tend to get left unnoticed until they develop into something more serious. By having your dog treated regularly (4-6 weeks) it allows these problems to be discovered before they turn into something more serious and help prevent problems in your dog's health.