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Canine sports massage is the manipulation of soft tissues, enhancing the natural behaviour of the muscles. By increasing the dogs circulation there is increased oxygen and nutrients being delivered to the muscle cells - this aids the body’s natural repair process and improves efficiency. If a muscle spasm is left untreated then the surrounding muscle fibres will have to overcompensate, creating further tension, pain and thus affecting the horses way of going.

Increasing the temperature within the muscle enhances it’s circulation, which in turn enhances the lymphatic circulation removing any metabolic waste. The increased temperature also assists in restoring nutrients back to the muscle and reducing any swelling after an injury.

Using appropriate techniques, post injury Canine Sport Massage triggers endorphins which promote relaxation, which in turn reduces pain and relaxes muscle spasms and tension, this is

Canine Sports Massage

The Benefits

This names just a few of the ways in which canine sports massage can help your dog become more relaxed, happy and healthy.

Canine Sports Massage aims to:

Massage can benefit the well being of the animal, release tension and aid mental relaxation.

In the event of an injury, massage is a great benefit to aid recovery and prevent atrophy (wasting) of muscles.

As an Equine Practitioner Katy will look at the horse as a whole, and consider the possible causes and effects of any tension, whilst interpreting the horses reactions and expressions.

Katy can further consider nutritional balance, analyse hair and  offer magnetic and herbal therapy to combat stresses.

Who benefits from canine sports massage?