We are always prepared for any pets' needs and ensure that your pet will receive the best care and love. Their happiness and care is our priority and we strive to provide a service we would want our own pets to receive.
Massage appointments in your home for the comfort of your best friend. I welcome the opportunity to meet you and your member of the family. I’m certified through Bancroft School of Massage for Large and Small animals. I have massaged animals for over ten years. I travel to Sudbury and Hudson MA area frequently and service Central Massachusetts by appointment .
Active dogs that push hard often can have muscle strains or injury. The effects on the muscular system includes, increased range of motion, reduced inflammation and relief of soreness and stiffness.
Jack Meagher, a Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist who popularized the art of Sports Massage in the US, started working with horses in 1975. By combining a series of specific soft tissue applications based on anatomy, physiology and muscular kinetics. Jack discovered the techniques used on professional athletes could also improve the performance and overall well-being of a horse. Jack is credited with formally bringing massage to the animal world in the US.
Anxious animals can benefit from even the lightest touch. The Parasympathetic nervous system conserves energy as it slows heart rate and increases gland activity. when this system is activated, the animal feels more relaxed and comfortable. Stimulating touch receptors under the skin can lower blood pressure and cortisol levels, effectively reducing stress.
Senior Pets can benefit from Passive Range of Motion. These are gentle exercises of a joint through flexion and extension. Moving the joint helps to nourish the cartilage and is critical to optimum healing of any injury.
Signs of pain
Animals communicate discomfort through their behavior. Please be aware of what is normal behavior for your best friend. By establishing a baseline of movement and personality traits, we can recognize irregularities and
disturbances in daily routines.
Unable to go up or down stairs
Unwilling to get up
Changes in eating or sleeping
Be sensitive to touch or resent normal handling.
Become grumpy and snap at you.
Be quiet, less active, or hide.
Limp or be reluctant to walk
Shallow breathing and an increased heart rate.
Shaking or trembling