Therapy, Relaxation and Bonding for Dogs
Love to pet your dog? Proven therapeutic for us, what about him? With dog massage we both benefit. Not just physical therapy, relaxing and bonding. It even helps the immune system. Learn which type is a good fit for you.
Learning how to massage depends on your desire, the time you have to learn and the price for a course in dog massage.
There is a variety out there for you to learn so I'll describe my favorite three, what they are used for and how much they cost.
Before we start, let me just say if you've have ever had a professional massage, you know how relaxing it is. It soothes sore muscles, makes you feel healthier and just puts you in that happy place.
Okay, I'm going to start with:
Linda Tellington developed the TTouch which uses a circular motion all over the body. It has been successfully used on people, dogs, cats and even exotic animals.(A wonderful site to see.)
Using a combination of specific touches, lifts, and movement exercises, TTouch helps to release tension and increase body awareness.
This type of dog massage allows the animal to be handled without provoking typical fear responses. The animal can then more easily learn new and more appropriate behaviors.
By using the TTouch and a variety of other tools, like her Confidence Course, you can assist the animal in experiencing self-confidence in previously frightening situations. Even the most difficult problems are often eliminated.
You can also learn how to apply the Tellington TTouch to assist with recovery from illness or injury, or just enhance the quality of your animal's life.
I think this would be a fabulous form of dog massage to know and I've wanted to take the course for a few years. The problem I have is, flying to one of the workshops and then paying $600 for the first course. She does travel and she may teach a course near you. You can check her schedule and also find practitioners on her website.
You can also find demonstrations on YouTube.
Basic Dog Massage
I found a massage for dogs video online that you might consider. It's very reasonably priced, teaches basic and massage therapy for dogs. You might even feel fairly professional putting it into practice. Here's what it will do.
Improve blood and lymph circulation
Relieve muscle tension
Recover better from injury
Treat Arthritis in Dogs
Since you download a video, its much easier to learn massage for dogs by watching, rather than reading. There is also a written version included which helps with reviewing what you have learned.
She has included a dog physiology chart, a "How to Check For Hip Dysplasia" video, and a few other perks.
The video I saw was easy to understand but the audio wasn't in perfect synchronization with the video. If that would bother you, don't get it. I thought the information was worth putting up with it.
You can go directly to the order page from here. It's called Dog Massage Secrets and comes with a money back guarantee. Let me know what you think of it. At this writing, the price is only $20 but it's suppose to go up. If if does, someone please let me know through my Contact Me page so I can update it here.
Although canine reflexology isn't considered massage for dogs, it certainly is a wonderful hands on therapy that you can learn through books or online.
Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the foot and hand - or all four feet in canine reflexology. Specific thumb, finger and hand techniques are used for everything from injuries, muscle soreness, stress-related conditions, constipation, digestive disorders, arthritis, hormonal imbalances, stress, pain and aggression.
If I ever seem to disappear from this website, I'll be out learning all the stuff I talk about! So much to do on my wish list!
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