When humans receive a massage, they feel renewed, balanced and revitalized. Your dog will feel the same way after you give it a good massage.
What benefits can I bring to my pet?
The first is the reduction of stress and anxiety. A massage can relieve your pet’s tension by relieving tension until it feels comfortable and safe. With this massage you can prevent many diseases caused by stress
Can massage improve the bodily functions of my pet?
Of course. Massaging your pet can increase your dog’s blood circulation, lower blood pressure, improve lymph fluid movement, strengthen its immune system, aid digestion, stimulate the kidneys and liver and encourage deeper breathing.
Strengthen your link and relationship.
A massage can be a new concept for your dog, but once you realize how good it feels and that you are the one who makes it feel good, your bond and your relationship will be much deeper.
How to give the massage?
1. Get prepared
If possible, prepare for the massage by going for a long walk with your dog before you start
2. Go litle by litle
Start caressing your dog gently everywhere. While you start your massage, talk softly with your dog to keep it calm and relaxed. Massage the back of your dog with circular movements, going up and down on both sides of the spine, following principle 1 article http://zahorimassage.es/eassy-massage.
3. Start with details
Continue to massage the shoulders of your dog. Since dogs can not reach this area of their body, take a little extra time so they can enjoy it!
4. Forget fast and hard.
Move towards the chest and front legs. If your dog does not like it when you massage his legs, move to another part of the body. If you wish , try massaging the legs also, but be careful with the pads as it is an area that many dogs do not like touched.
5. Finish relaxing nervous sistem.
Finish by letting one hand rest at the base of your pet’s head, and another rest on the pelvic area (the highest point on your pet’s hips). These two areas correspond to the extremes of the spinal cord, the central nervous system. Stay like this for about three minutes. This technique will lead to a very deep relaxation.
In future massage sessions you will notice any difference in your pet’s reactions, which can alert you to any problem it may have. You will learn what relaxes the dog, or if there is something it does not like.
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