Canine Myotherapy (Massage)

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How does Myotherapy (massage) work?

Tense muscles deprive tissues of vital oxygen and nutrients leading to inflammation, which in turn reduces flexibility and range of movement which then cause weakness, stiffness and pain.

If untreated … other muscles surrounding the area will over compensate causing an imbalance and dysfunction.

Canine Massage Therapy will improve the circulation of blood and oxygen to aid muscles and their recovery; also it will improve the flow of the lymphatic system so that excess waste products are removed: thus breaking the chronic pattern of ‘tension and pain’.  Canine Massage will rebalance the muscles through reducing muscular knots and adhesions.

Canine Massage Therapy is tailored to meet the individual needs of each client and any symptoms or conditions presented.  A single Canine Massage session is effective, however the effects are cumulative and a course of treatment is usually recommended with follow up sessions to help maintain the comfort of your dog.

Canine Massage Benefits:

Greater core stability
Improved spatial awareness
Promotes Homeostasis
Relaxes muscles
Improves mobility
Helps with bonding
Health check on joints and muscles
Enhances Trust with Touch
Helps both you and your dog to relax
And many more!

Conditions that benefit from Massage:

Allergies
Arthritis
Lameness
Back problems
Muscle stiffness
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
Mobility issues
Luxing Patella
Post surgery
Large breed joint issues
Healed fractures
And many more!

And not forgetting Panosteitis (growing pains) is a condition of inflammation of the long bones that can occur between the ages of six and 18 months.  This condition shows up as a shifting lameness that affects one or more legs for a variable duration, the dog needs lots of rest and needs Veterinary help.  Caution will be needed on the affected limb as any pressure at all on the affected bone will be very painful.  The rest of the body may be massaged and Reiki/Crystal can be used on the painful area.

Classic signs of when treatment is needed!

Struggles to get to their feet
Back twitches when stroked
Has a hot head
Limping; albeit intermittent
Does not stretch front or back legs
History of injury or abuse
Reluctant to eat or drink at times
Rounded back (roached)
Not enjoying their walks
Licking/nibbling a certain area
Seems sad or depressed
Appears old for their age
And many more!

 Yes, a dog is able to jump in and out but look at the angle of the paws on take off and landing.

 

 

 

 

 

A ramp takes away all the impact on the joints.