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.
Animal massage isn't just fancy pampering from doggie spas. It offers a lot of potential therapeutic benefits. We all know deep tissue work offers humans health advantages, but animals benefit from massage too. Kneading muscle will increase circulation which will help flush nasty toxins out of their body, and it can also relieve tension and improve flexibility and muscle tone. This is especially helpful to our domesticated friends with tight muscles from being stuck at home, and active dogs will appreciate your handiwork too.
Even dogs in tip-top shape stand to prosper from massage. Canines are pack animals that thrive on interaction, so massage gives them the touch and attention they crave. It offers a great bonding experience for both pet and owner, and you're sure to get a good laugh at their massage-induced coma. Our other sociable pets can revel in the bliss of a rubdown too. But wait to try it out on the cat until she's through her mood swing!