K9 Rehab Wellness Centre is pleased to offer small animal massage in our pool. Our rehabilitation qualified masseuse works in caring and gentle nature to ensure your pet feels comfortable and safe at all times.
As a highly educated individual with certification in Small Animal Rehabilitation Massage Therapy (SARMT) from the North West School of Animal Massage in Washington State Anita works with clients to identify restrictions in mobility and range of motion and then create a plan to maximize mobility while reducing painful conditions.
Massages can be land-based or used in the swimming pool in between laps accompanied with stretching after warming up. Stretched and properly massaged tissues work better and have less tension and pain. Increasing the range of motion in a joint increases the muscle use and helps to get your dog moving again.
Small animal massage has a variety of applications, from reducing tension and pain from injuries to helping to prevent injuries in canine sport athletes which will prolong your dog’s career. It can also help reduce inflammation in geriatric dogs with myofascial release and stretching. Working with the pet owners through “homework” massages that can be done in between visits is important as we work as a team to try to give each pet the best quality of life possible – and that includes a little help from everyone.