Canine remedial massage is the manipulation of
muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. The therapy also
aids the joints and bones in the dog's body and can improve range
of movement in these areas.
As therapists we have a strong understanding of the
muscular and skeletal systems in the dog's body, how these work
and what they should feel like when they are functioning normally.
This knowledge allows us to assess your dog and discover if they
are feeling any discomfort, and then to manipulate the muscles and
joints through massage and stretching to help ease any pain they
might be experiencing and let your dog move more freely.
Canine Remedial Massage can also help with post-operative
rehabilitation. After surgery involving muscles, bones and joints
it is important to strengthen the problem area to prevent further
injury and excessive strain, which could result in another problem,
due to the dog over compensating for this injury. Healing Paws also
tailor exercise programmes to help with rehabilitation from surgery
and this, combined with massage, will significantly improve the
speed at which your dog recovers.