The benefits of massage are emotional and physical, and they are very similar to the benefits of massage on humans. Being touched is a form of love and is very healing.

The most common reasons for massage:

  • Relieves pain for arthritis, post orthopedic surgeries and pressure sores.
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation in older pets which can reduce stiffness and improve the immune system which speeds healing time.
  • Helps with senior pet issues (arthritis, stiffness).
  • Helps to prevent atrophy in little used muscles; and helps to prevent tension in overused muscles; (These conditions occur in pets with orthopedic problems (limping, dysplasia or orthopedic surgery.)
  • Reduces aches and pains in large, quickly growing puppies by increasing flexibility and releasing endorphins.
  • Relieves anxiety in newly adopted pets or pets with general anxiety.
  • Helps to socialize pets that dislike being handled.

Some additional benefits are:

  • Keeps skin and coat healthy.
  • Improves digestion and increases appetite.
  • Increases range of motion through stretching.
  • Strengthens and tones muscles, tendons and ligaments.
  • Alerts owner to undetected lumps.
  • Releases toxins.
  • Reduces amount of medication needed for pain.
  • Releases endorphins — amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkill