Benefits of Canine Massage
Our best friend's health and companionship is priceless! Thanks to advances made in modern medicine and better
nutritional options; our companion's are living longer, healthier lives.
Massage provides a safe, natural,
non-invasive method of maintaining your animal's optimal health and quality of life by helping the body
remain in homeostasis (balance).
Does your dog suffer from anxiety issues, fear, loud noise phobias, car rides, trips to your Veterinarian?
Does your dog compete in agility, flyball, treibball, freestyle, etc?
Does your dog suffer from arthritis, hip or elbow displaysia, back problems, recent injury or surgery?
Massage can help by:
Increasing blood and lymph circulation.
Bringing strength to weakened muscles.
Dispersing pain in tensed muscles.
Aids behavioral problems and emotional wounds.
Reducing stress and tension.
Restoring proper mobility and flexibility.
Scope of Practice
As a Certified Canine Massage Therapist, I am trained to perform soft tissue
manipulation on dogs, horses, and cats, have the ability to recognize hypertonicity, soreness,
muscle spasms, and to apply massage techniques to aid in relaxation and healing. I am
not a Veterinarian and cannot diagnose, prescribe, or give medical advice. Issues that I
am not trained to address will be referred to your Veterinarian.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the
way its animals are treated."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole."
~ Roger Caras
Melanie Hampton, RVT, CESMT, CCMT, HTA® and Reiki Practitioner
Telephone: (919) 436-3306