Your Boundless Hound
Canine Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapy
Canine massage isn’t just for sporting dogs. Massage therapy can provide continuous benefits after certain surgeries and physical therapy are complete. Massage therapy also enhances a dog’s sense of well-being which can aid in the release of past trauma. Many shelter and rescue dogs have physical issues that are a result of trauma.
Maybe you massage your dog at home. That’s great! It’s a wonderful bonding opportunity that helps him/her feel better. But as a certified dog massage practitioner, I am educated in anatomy and physiology. I have training that is specific to multiple modalities that can benefit your dog. I have knowledge of many conditions that can affect your dog. I treat the whole dog; physically, mentally and emotionally.
My process is diverse in that it emcompasses Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, TMJ Massage, Gua Sha Release, Shiatsu, Red Light Therapy and Cold Laser Therapy. As a Reiki Master Teacher who has over 20 years of experience, I integrate Reiki with the massage for a synergistic, whole-being wellness experience.
Dogs will react in different ways to massage. Some relax into it immediately while others may need more time. I never want your dog to feel that I am invasive so I like to let them lead. It's important for me to build trust with your dog so that they understand massage is a good thing!
Dogs should NOT have massage if they have a contagious condition, anusea or vomiting, fever, open sores, skin infections, tumors or lumps, or if your veterinarian or your dog says "NO".
Please always check with your veterinarian before beginning a massage program for your dog. The information, therapies or techniques provided are not intended to diagnose, prescribe or replace the care or advice of a licensed medical professional or veterinarian.
You are welcome to bring your dog to my office, but in my experience, dogs are more comfortable and relaxed in their home environment. A typical session begins with a review of your dog's health history and current concerns. I will conduct an assessment which also gives me time to get better acquainted with your dog and ensure his/her trust. The initial session will take about one and a half hours. My role as your dog's massage therapist is to work with you to provide the most positive outcome possible for your dog.