Animal Massage

Animal Massage is the therapeutic application of professional sports massage techniques applied to the animal. These hands on techniques accomplish increased performance levels and endurance as well as helping to prevent injury. They improve the rate of recovery from injury by increasing circulation and reducing muscular tension and stress, the primary causes of muscle injury. It is also of great value for mental relaxation and the prevention of muscle atrophy. Small muscle injuries can take up to 90 days to become apparent (by a change in attitude, decreased performance or lameness) by which time they may have caused more serious injury.

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Prompt attention to those “minor” muscle injuries not only enhances an animal’s performance but may prevent future problems. Muscle tightening is transmitted from one muscle group to another so, for example, shoulder tension may be transmitted to the muscles of the forearm, resulting in extra stress being placed on the tendons.

More in depth information about the benefits of
Equine Massage and Canine Massage
Other Animal Complementary Therapies