This one day workshop is intended to demonstrate some of the benefits massage can have on the arthritic dog.
It is primarily intended for handlers that have no massage experience or knowledge of canine anatomy.
How can it help ‘my’ dog?
Gentle specialised massage techniques can really help osteo-arthritis. The benefits can be astonishing with your dog improving their mobility through easing of joint discomfort therefore becoming so much happier! Read this article featured Dog World magazine Compensating for Compensation (article Dogworld Jan 10)
…..Osteoarthritis / D.J.D. can also be called secondary joint disease, thought to be brought on as a result of a trauma or injury to the area. …… We also found that the average age for a diagnosis for O.A. was 9 years old, 66% were 8 years and over and 25% were 12 year and older; to us 9 years old is very young for a dog to be suffering from any form of arthritis……Of those dogs seen and treated all of the handlers reported improvement with their dog’s mobility therefore their quality of life after having treatment. Excerpt DogWorld 2009 written by Julia Robertson.
The advantages of massage for your arthritic dog
- Aids mobility over the arthritic joint that assists joint health and mobility
- Eases pain and tension all over the body
- It helps ease muscular tension/pain created by compensatory issues
- Influences endorphin release which will help soothe pain
- Helps to clear waste in less active muscles
- Brings fresh blood and nutrients to tissues to help repair
- Enhances your relationship by easing your dogs pain perception
- A ‘feel good’ factor for the handler actively helping their dog