RELAXATION MASSAGES FOR DOGS
Relaxation massages for dogs
Relaxation massages for dogs are a great birthday or Christmas present, or simply a wonderful way to give our furry family members some TLC. It has a calming effect on your dog’s nervous system, reduces stress and pain, and stimulates healing within the body. It is a great way to support our dogs’ physical and emotional wellbeing.
A combination of massage techniques are used to relax your dog’s body which mainly consists of gentle to medium pressure to your dog’s body, as well as a manipulation of your dog’s soft tissues and joints to promote a therapeutic effect.
We are more than happy to book your dog in for a doggy pamper session.
What are the benefits?
Relaxation massages for dogs have additional benefits such as improving the blood circulation which transports oxygen and nutrients to the cells, boosting the lymphatic system which eliminates the body’s waste products, and promoting a glossy and healthy coat by stimulating the sebum-producing glands on top of the skin. It also has the potentional to release muscle stiffness although more targeted, remedial techniques are better suited to address muscle stiffness.
Moreover, a relaxation massage will release ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters such as endorphins, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin into your furry friend’s nervous system – the same happy chemicals you feel after a massage. These ‘feel good’ hormones help to regualte mood, appetite and digestion, increase motivation, energy and focus, and decrease pain.
A relaxation massage also lowers the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine, and as such leads to a happier, calmer and more relaxed pooch.
Lastly, a relaxing massage not only reduces stress hormones and increase ‘happy hormomens’ but also lowers your dog’s blood pressure, which leads to your dog’s body being better able to target its immune response to fend off disease and infection.
Overall, a pamper session does much more than just relaxing your dog.