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Canine Massage Therapy and Raindrop Therapy for Canines

As a pet owner, I consider Taylor, my 6 year old Golden Retriever, a member of my family. His health and well-being is extremely important to me. Unfortunately, just like people, pets can become ill and suffer from a multitude of physical and on occasions, mental ailments. Some of these are genetic and others are caused by situational or environmental stressors.Massage therapy can have a positive effect on the whole body. Even more than the most obvious of relaxation and rehabilitation, massage therapy aids in the circulation of fluids throughout the body which assists the joints and muscles flush toxins from the tissues. The results include reduced pain and stiffness, more flexibility and greater range of motion. Massage also increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and improves cardiovascular health.

In addition, Essential oils have been used very successfully on many different kinds of animals. As of 2012, veterinarians have now witnessed the use of essential oils with almost every form of the animal kingdom. The amazing realization that every animal in nature would be exposed to Nature’s powerful medicine has propelled the use of essential oils to include everything from honey bees to elephants. In general, animals respond to essential oils in much the same way as humans.

A few of the benefits:

  • Reduces pain and/or discomfort from stiffness, inflammation & muscle spasms
  • Improves muscle tone, spinal/body alignment, flexibility & range of motion
  • Increases energy, concentration and alertness
  • Reduces anxiety and stress; eases emotional traumas
  • Promotes blood and lymph circulation
  • Heightens immune system function
  • Aids in healing from surgery or injury
  • Builds trust, self-confidence and sociability
  • Promotes longevity and slows degenerative processes
  • Massage provides overall wellbeing for your pet. There are MANY additional benefits beyond the ones listed above.

All of the benefits are simply too numerous to list, but the end result is positive to every system of your pet’s body. The recuperative and rehabilitative effects of massage therapy make it ideal for geriatric pets or those recovering from injury or surgery.

For those canines that suffer from anxiety, studies have shown that massage therapy provides enormous benefits to the pet’s psychological well-being. By releasing neurotransmitters and reducing the production of stress hormones, you pet will experience a decrease in anxiety and enhanced sense of well-being.

Don’t overlook the positive results for social and emotional health that a massage provides. Dogs are pack animals by nature and thrive on close contact with each other and humans. Consistent massages can help to build a dog’s self-confidence, sociability and feelings of trust and belonging. These benefits are important to any dog, but priceless for those who have suffered abuse, neglect or other emotional traumas.

Massage Therapy is a holistic form of care. It acts upon the entire body in an effort to restore balance and increase the pets overall wellness. Used in combination with regular veterinary care, massage therapy proves invaluable benefits for your furry family members.

Schedule your session today or contact us to a lesson in how to give your canine companion a “spa day”

Every session will include a full body massage, range of motion exercises and stretching. Our Therapist will meet with you and your pet, review your concerns and medical history and customize a plan especially for your pet. More specific components may be added depending on your pets needs.

The amount of time required to perform a massage and the cost varies by size of the animal. Please make sure your pet is ready for his appointment, as scheduled. This includes going outside for potty breaks and withholding food at least 30 minutes prior to your session.

Initial Consultation & Massage – $45

Your initial appointment will allow us to meet your pet, gather and assess your concerns and create a plan to best meet your pets needs. We will discuss the benefits of our massage techniques and provide your pet with his or her first massage session. Please allow approximately 1 hr. for your first visit.

Massage – Small Pet (under 25 pounds) – $25

Massage – Medium Pet (26-50 pounds) – $40

Massage – Large Pet (51+ pounds) – $55

Note: Additional fees may apply for extremely large pets.

Ask about packages and multi-pet discounts!

The fees listed are for basic massage sessions. Should your pet require more advanced sessions and/or longer appointments, fees may be adjusted accordingly.

A $15 cancellation fee may be applied for appointments not canceled within 24 hours of scheduled appointment time.

There is a 30 minute minimum for all massage sessions and will be adjusted in 15 minute increments for every 25 lbs. We will make home visits, please contact to schedule a time. A travel fee may be applied.

Massage Class $180.00* (includes essential oils kit)

Massage Class $50.00* (without essential oils)

Interested in learning some basic massage techniques for home use? Just ask! Dirty Dogs Spa is happy to offer basic instruction for Pet Parents. *Prices and instruction time will vary depending on types and numbers of pets. ***Very basic massage techniques are provided at no charge with each massage session. This tutorial is geared toward those who wish to gain additional knowledge. Group rates are available. This program in no way certifies or entitles participants to perform massage services except for home use with their own pets.