The benefits of massage therapy are numerous, and the effects are undeniable. We are proud to offer massage therapy appointments for your pet with our certified animal massage practitioner, Lynda Fosburg (M.A., L.M.T., C.C.M.P.).
Just like humans, dogs can suffer from muscle soreness, poor circulation, and joint stiffness. Massage therapy has been used to treat these conditions in humans for thousands of years. More recently, massage has become an effective, non-invasive and therapeutic technique that can improve comfort and quality of life for animals as well.
Massage therapy can alleviate pain associated with arthritis, and can provide relief from muscle soreness and spams. Massage has a calming effect on many pets, which can help improve attitude and some behavioral issues. Pets who suffer from joint problems can also show increased flexibility after treatment. Massage therapy can help any pet by increasing circulation and promoting toxin elimination.
Benefits of massage for pets include:
- Boosting the immune system
- Improving the symmetry of movement
- Promoting earlier detection of stresses and strains
- Improving athletic agility
- Reducing the effects of stress
- Minimizing restrictions caused by old scar tissue
- Reducing or eliminating adhesions, knots, and other restrictions
- Improving alignment for more efficient movement
- Releasing endorphins
- Lowering blood pressure
- Improvement of digestion
Lynda brings a wonderful energy to Powder Paws, and is one of the most gentle people you’ll ever meet. She has been involved with veterinary practices for over 30 years, and has the same number years of massage experience. Lynda is a certified human and animal massage practitioner, and is a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB) and the Association of Canine Water Therapy (ACWT).