If you’ve ever had a massage, you’ll appreciate how good it feels. It’s the same for animals!
From my own research, massage can enhance a dog's wellbeing by reducing heart rate up to 30% and improve their mobility by increasing their range of motion up to 25%.
Massage is a hands-on treatment which forms a huge part of any physiotherapy treatment session.
This soft tissue therapy is an excellent way of helping to reduce pain and discomfort and get your dog moving better and more comfortably - as well as enhancing their wellbeing.
This nose to tail approach treats the animal as an individual, observing their body language to help guide the right technique for the right part of the body. Each treatment will include the most effective combination of techniques and provide additional after care suggestions to the owner to maximise the benefits after the treatment and/or until the next.
Rowdy Enjoying his Alfresco Treatment
Releasing a muscle spasm
Flexibility & range of motion
Recovery after exercise, illness, surgery or injury
Inflammation, soreness, tension & stiffness
Painful trigger points
Stress, nervousness & anxiety
Manage areas of compensation
Stimulate the body’s natural healing process
Relax and reduce tension
Techniques integrated include Swedish, deep and cross fibre friction, trigger & stress point, tendon release and mobilisation.