Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is the focused, deliberate, systematic manipulation of soft tissue – muscles, tendons and ligaments. Its accomplishments are numerous and encompass physical, mental and emotional levels. Meridian Animal Hospital is pleased to offer canine therapeutic massage services at our Parker vet clinic.

A few of the benefits may include but are not limited to:

  • Increased circulation of blood and lymph – thus increased oxygen, nutrition and healing to the cells
  • Increased efficiency in removal of metabolic waste and toxins
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion
  • Encourages accelerated healing (injury, trauma, surgery)
  • Stimulates endorphin release – the body’s natural pain manager
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Creates a relaxed state of alertness
  • Builds confidence and self-assuredness
  • Creates a sense of well being
  • Increases the mind and body connection(eye/hand coordination)

Candidates for massage therapy could be:

  • fast developing youngsters
  • athletic performance animals
  • rehabilitative patients of surgery, trauma or injury
  • geriatrics
  • breeding animals at the appropriate times
  • or animals with behavioral issues

Individuals having difficulty rising from a seated or a laying position, having an irregular gait, stiffness, soreness or a roached back could benefit from therapeutic massage.

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