Equine & Canine Massage Therapy
...designed to improve health and performance!
*See our article in The Philly Pet Pages
Is your dog or horse suffering from unexplained pain? Are they showing signs of discomfort for no known reasons? Sensitivity in certain areas, behavior changes, resistance during training / normal activities, or the inability to recover fully from an injury are just a few signs of muscular discomfort.
"Sports" massage simply refers to the type of massage being used - it does not require that an animal be a performer or at a high level of activity. While it is beneficial to athletes, it is also commonly used on animals that are less active for therapeutic purposes - such as companions, seniors, pleasure horses or those recovering from injuries.
Why Therapeutic Massage?
This and more can be achieved through the use of massage therapy. It's techniques are non-invasive and are applied to the whole body, not just specific areas. From the beloved companion to the highly athletic performer, proper muscle function is essential to maintain the body's balanced state. A muscle only works in two ways - either for you or against you - it is never neutral.
Massage therapy is not new to humans or animals by any means, but rather it is reemerging as a useful and effective tool to prevent and/or alleviate muscle tribulations. Massage can be dated as far back as 2500 B.C. and was used regularly up until the early 1900's.
Why the big decline in this practice? Advances in modern medicines, technology and surgery procedures gave the false impression that massage therapy was not needed. However, humans began implementing these therapies again and experienced amazing results. Now these techniques are being applied to animals and achieving the same great results - better health, reduction in pain, and an increase in mobility and performance.
Equine and Canine Sports Massage Therapy Available by Julie Ennis, ESMT/CSMT 215-518-0884