Much like humans, many dogs enjoy having a massage. It’s a great way to bond with your dog and can be relaxing for both of you.
Massage can help your dog recover from injuries and surgery, and it can also be preventative… you can detect areas of tightness, soreness, problematic areas that can be addressed before they become more serious.
During this video I demonstrate some massage techniques you can use on your dog at home, including:
- Effleurage, a gentle, sweeping technique used at the start of a massage
- Kneading or skin rolling
- Acupressure applied to the the muscles on either side of the spine
- Neck, head and ear massage to target acupressure points
- Forelimb and hindlimb massage
and… don’t forget the tail!