The roots of animal massage can be traced back to Jack Meagher. He started out as a massage therapist for the U.S. Equestrian Team, but then he transferred his skills to horses and developed equine massage. His technique gained a lot of popularity and people soon began to adapt the approach for cats and dogs. Since then, the popularity of animal massage and alternative therapies have soared, and courses, associations, and schools have become completely devoted to alternative approaches and holistic care.
At its simplest, regular touch gives us the advantage of finding abnormalities like swelling, pain, and peculiar growths. Early detection keeps problems from festering and growing worse, so that regular massage can save our pets from pain while saving us time and money.