Personally have benefited from massage therapy as a chronic illness survivor, I asked if she seen any correlation between chronically ill humans and chronically ill canines.
"It has been documented that most people with chronic disease and who are at the end of life, will experience more pain and discomfort from immobility and depression than from the actual disease itself. This is where massage can really help. Massage can passively remove excess medication and toxic waste from the body and stimulate the nervous system to shut down nociceptors that cause pain", she said as Roo glanced up at her with a grin upon his face.
In short, yes, massage therapy is still a prevalent manner in which to give care to Roo. The therapist can play a role in easing bodily tensions, aiding the canine to cross over in a calm and accepting state of mind.
In a blog post to the CSCM site, Denise wrote, "what we do requires knowledge, time, intuitive cultivation and experience, and that it is just as much an art form as it is a scientifically-proven modality. Instead of working from our heads, we work from our hearts, then our hands and finally from all of the knowledge learned through the years" when discussing massage therapy becoming more widely accepted in the animal medical community.