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Massage Therapy for The Canine and Feline

What is massage and does my pet have to be sick to benefit from massage?

Massage is any systematic form of touch that gives comfort and promotes good health. If you have ever had a therapeutic massage you will agree that massage feels good! All animals enjoy massage, however some need it more than others just like people. Pets with Physical disabilities or behavioural problems and working dogs such as police dogs, seeing eye dogs and performing dogs are exposed to physical and environmental stress daily. So in these situations massage would be beneficial and healing to the animal.

What are benefits of massage?

The touch of a hand is soothing and relaxing. When massage techniques are properly applied they can help tone muscles of the less active pets, release muscles spasms, decrease soreness and pain associated with arthritis, hip-dysplasia and some spinal problems. As well, massage helps increase the removal of metabolic waste products, decrease swelling and accelerate the healing process by stimulating blood circulation and lymph flow. Massage is also beneficial for calming the hyperactive pet and those with temperament problems, particularly those with a history of past abuse or trauma.

How do I know if my pet is benefiting from massage?

Animals benefit from massage the same way humans do. Behaviours such as closing the eyes yawning and falling asleep are positive indications that your pet is enjoying massage. Massage is a plus in maintaining good health not a cure for diseases. If your pet shows signs of pain or discomfort you should seek the attention of a veterinarian before attempting any type of alternative approach.

How long is a massage session ?

The length of massage depends on the animal's acceptance and condition. The first session may last only 10-20 minutes as this first session is to create an acceptance of being touched and to get to know the massage practitioner. When this step is established your pet will enjoy a 30 minute full body massage. Massage can be given as often twice a week, however the needs of each animal vary.

 

PRIVATE MASSAGE SESSION

Private massages are also available for pets requiring special attention ( aging pets, arthritis. health problems,injuries, athletic dogs, working dogs etc.) * Veterinary prescription sometimes required.

To make an appointment contact us at:

Kilookas (514) 830-2387

Or email: massage@kilookas.com

Massage is performed by a qualified Animal Health Technician massage practitioner with over 15 years experience.

 

ANIMAL MASSAGE I

NEXT WORKSHOP spring 2011

Contact us for the next upcoming workshops in Saint Lazare

Toronto area (Central Bark)

Learn how to apply massage techniques to help improve the health and well being of your pet! Massage is beneficial to help sooth and restore sore muscles, relieve muscular pain, stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic system. eliminate toxins, aid in weight loss and can help calm the hyperactive pet. Open to all animal professionals and pet owners. This is a three hour workshop.Your dog is welcome to attend, if you are a cat lover ,no need to worry we will have a dog for you to practice with.

For more information on our upcoming workshops contact us

Chantale Kilookas au tel : 514-830-2387

Click here to register: chantale@kilookas.com

 

Animal Massage II

Contact us to find out about the NEXT WORKSHOPS 2011

Toronto area (Central Bark) and Montreal

(Prerequisite Animal Massage I)

You have mastered the superficial massage techniques and ready to learn more!This advanced workshop will teach you deep muscle massage techniques as well as stretching exercises. Open to all animal professionals and pet owners. This is a three hour workshop.Your dog is welcome to attend, if you are a cat lover ,no need to worry we will have a dog for you to practice with.

For more information on our upcoming workshops contact us

Chantale@ Kilookas.com

514-830-2387

 

MASSAGE PRACTICTIONER COURSE

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Chantale at 514-830-2387

Click here to register: messageworkshop@kilookas.com

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