Specializing in preventative and medical massage rehabilitation therapy. Specifically focusing on hip dysplasia, muscle atrophy, tendinitis, sprains & strains, deep muscle soreness, arthritis, and back pains. We also have special treatment plans for show and agility sports competition dogs.

We never want to take your pet out of their comfort zone. 

We come to you!

Why hire a certified Canine Myofunctional therapist?

There are various reasons why an owner or veterinarian might seek massage & bodywork therapy for a canine patient, including the following

  • Develops muscle tone
  • Improves skeletal frame
  • Reduces recovery time after surgery
  • Increases the blood flow to help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation
  • Decelerates joint degeneration
  • Increases strength and balance.
  • Improves muscle movement and range of motion
  • Promotes blood and lymph circulation
  • Slows down the natural aging process
  • Early detection
  • Musculoskeletal problems, including head and neck disorders
  • Joint disorders including arthritis​
  • Surgery or trauma
  • Warm up prior to athletic or performance events
  • Stress (shelters, unstable home environment)
  • Grief (Loss of a human or animal companion)
  • Sedentary of inactive lifestyle
  • Neurologic injury such as disk disease, brain injury, or peripheral nerve disorder
  • Autonomic dysregulation

Additional Physiologic benefits of massage

As with any medical approach , research performed on massage offers a mixture of studies, some showing that massage has value for a given problem and others fail to demonstrate improvements as a result of this therapy. That said, the list below provides an overview of evidence indicating support of massage and soft tissue therapy for a range of physiologic effects and clinical conditions. Scientific research has shown that massage therapy produces the following changes.

  • Improves blood and lymphatic circulation, including augmentation of cerebral blood flow
  • Alleviates pain, and hypertrophic scar formation following burn injury
  • Relieves muscle tension and increase range of motion (ROM)
  • Facilitates recovery after surgery and exercise
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion (ROM)
  • Soothes sore muscles and joints
  • Reduces pain after joint replacement surgery
  • Reduces pain in acute and chronic conditions 
  • Supports proper digestion and vagal nerve disfunction

How can you tell if your dog is in need of therapy?

  • Difficulty or hesitation when jumping onto bed or into the car
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Unusual or different behavior
  • Visible muscle spasms
  • Quivering legs
  • Licking their joints
  • Avoiding turning head to one side
  • Lethargic
  • Difficulty getting comfortable
  • Abnormal gait
  • Postural changes
  • Not wanting to go for walks or exercise
  • Sitting in awkward, slanted positions
  • Favoring one or more legs

Digital Thermal Imaging

A picture is worth a thousand words. Since dogs suffer in silence. Many times we don't know where to focus our attention. Digital Thermal imaging allows us to visualize EXACTLY where your dog may be suffering from Joint inflammation, muscle tears, tendon and ligament injury, arthritis, soft tissue trauma, toe injuries, etc. This is a 100% safe, no contact, non invasive tool that emits no radiation. This technology allows us to custom tailor a bodywork technique specifically for your pet. 

Senior pet therapy

As dogs get older, they may have more difficulty getting around like they used to. You may also notice them struggling to stand up especially if you have wood or tile flooring. They are also more prone to certain conditions such as arthritis. Senior pet therapy can help your aging dog stay active and mobile long into their teen years. Our goal is to boost their strength, reduce pain, maintain their range of motion, and restore their mobility.

"The best gift you can give your pet is the gift of health"

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