Massage & Your Pet
What is Pet Massage?
Pet Massage is the use of specific strokes and techniques to help pets relax, heal and maintain or improve their current levels of health & well-being. My work is done with your vet’s consent and does not replace veterinary treatment, but is a complementary therapy for the care you already provide your pet.
Who is Pet Massage For?
Pet massage can benefit pets of all ages and activity levels! Puppies, working dogs, sporting dogs, senior and hospice care dogs, and dogs pre and post surgery - massage can help reduce stress, increase flexibility and movement, enhance circulation and natural healing processes, and contributes to the overall ability of the body to function properly.
Many of my clients utilize Pet Massage for things like geriatric care and health maintenance, arthritis & pain management, mobility & gait issues, inflammation reduction, muscle tightness, relaxation and boredom abatement for their pets.
I typically travel to your home for each session as this usually is the most comfortable location for your pet. A session usually lasts around 45 minutes to an hour. Initial sessions may be shorter, depending on the pet’s acceptance to massage.
11 Benefits of Pet Massage
- Reduces stress & relieves anxiety
- Monitors for potential health issues
- Improves respiration
- Lowers blood pressure & improves circulation
- Reduces inflammation & swelling in joints caused by arthritis
- Improves muscle memory & posture
- Relaxes intestinal muscles while improving digestion & appetite
- Improves range of motion & flexibility
- Releases endorphins & relieves pain
- Enhances acceptance of touch & trust in people
- Improves coat shine, skin tone & elasticity
If you'd like to talk about how your pet could benefit from massage, please give me a call or send me a message through my Contact me page.
Pet Massage is a complementary therapy and does not replace veterinary treatment. I am a Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner and carry commercial general liability insurance. My work is carried out in conjunction with your vet and I do not diagnose, but will consult and refer you back to your vet if required. Owners can usually notice positive changes within 3 sessions.
Initial Consultation - $65
The initial consultation includes a gait, posture and balance assessment, palpation assessment, and initial massage. At the end we will discuss and design a massage plan specific for your pet.
Maintenance Massage Session - $30-50
Each session is customized to your pet. Maintenance massage is great for helping your pet stay at their peak level of health for as long as possible. It also is a great tool for monitoring and early detection of changes in your pet's health.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Session - $50-65
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage is a great immune booster and benefits pets of all breeds and ages. Consider a MLD Massage for your pet a few days prior to going in for surgery (even dental work), before going to an overnight boarding facility or traveling. MLD massage can help your pet be in their best health for whatever they may encounter.
Rehabilitation Massage Session
Time is dependant on needs.
Rehabilitation massage can aid your pet's natural healing and should complement the treatment program initiated by your vet. It is also a great tool to relieve boredom and tension for a pet who may be on restricted rest, while helping muscles stay strong and healthy. Rehab needs are as varied as the conditions that require them so each rehabilitation massage plan is different. Contact me to discuss your pet's needs and create a rehabilitation massage plan.
All massage sessions are conducted in your home unless otherwise requested. Please note that if your home is located outside of a 20-mile radius of Seaside, Oregon, there will be an additional $5 fee per session. For travel outside of 30 miles, there will be an additional $10 fee per session.
Contact me today to schedule an appointment, or inquire about my services.