I do not have a dog. I have three cats. However, last year I was "owned" by over 40 different dogs (and even more cats) – sharing time, walks, couches and sometimes the bed with them. There is a bond that develops when I share these times with animals. I feel like the beloved aunt who is rejoiced when she arrives and missed when she leaves.
During my time with these dogs, I want to help them in any way I can. So, I love to give them mini massages. The benefits of these mini massages can be innumerable. Do you ever have a tight muscle? We all do now and then. You rub it to help loosen it up. You stretch it. Imagine what it would be like if you couldn't? What would you do? This is what it is like for animals. A tight muscle that isn't massaged can cause pain in the soft tissue of the joints because of the constant pressure and pulling.
When I massage an animal, I help stretch those tight muscles and stimulate blood flow in the extremities and other necessary areas. This can bring amazing relief from pain in numerous areas, especially the stifle (knee) and hips. Also, massage to the front legs and chest area can help to strengthen these muscles which compensate for failing hips. For information about other benefits of massage click here.
I recommend a 3-session trial for $95. You will see the difference. You can purchase a massage or a package for your furry friend with the Buy Now link here.