Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance health and well-being. It’s wonderful for animals as well as humans. Massage can help improve circulation, promote relaxation, soothe muscle and joint pain, alleviate anxiety, boost the immune system, balance the nervous system, improve body mechanics and more… plus, it just feels darn good! During a massage treatment, your pet will be in a comfortable position while I knead and rub his or her muscles. Many animals fall asleep during massage treatments.
Reflexology is a therapeutic stimulation of predefined pressure points. It is used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body. Reflexology can help release anxiety and improve circulation. During a reflexology treatment, I gently press on specific parts of your pet’s paws and legs. Some animals do not care to have their feet touched. If this is the case for your pet, I can utilize other treatment modalities.
Non-invasive acupuncture, also known as acupressure or needle-free acupuncture, is based on traditional Chinese medicine. By touching certain areas of the body that correspond with points along channels called meridians, this treatment can improve blood flow, release tension, and enhance energy. During a treatment, I gently apply pressure along the meridians of your pet’s body. Reflexology and acupressure are not painful, and many pets find these treatments quite relaxing.