Massage can be used for our furry friends to decrease anxiety and promote relaxation during their rehabilitation sessions. Massage is also an effective and interactive method to alleviate discomfort through the release of endorphins and by increasing blood and lymphatic flow. This technique can be used to prevent abnormal mobility by reducing scar formation and tissue adhesion.
Stretching is the foundation of all rehabilitation and fitness programs. Following injury or normal aging, muscles become tight and joint range of motion can become compromised. As a result of these changes, your furry friend will become more susceptible to injury and pain. Controlled and appropriate stretching promotes increased flexibility and comfort during physical activity, as well as decreased risk of future injury.