Orthopaedic conditions affect the skeleton and associated musculature causing acute and chronic pain

Massage can help a dog suffering from these conditions by:

  • reducing painful swelling

  • improving circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids

  • tackling areas of over-compensation and referred pain 

  • improving mobility and joint flexibility

  • keeping the dog balanced by reducing muscular atrophy (wastage)

  • relaxing muscles and associated connective tissue allowing them to function more efficiently

  • managing and reducing the sensation of pain

  • improving the dogs mood and quality of life

Massage has helped Coco fully recover from cruciate ligament surgery on both his knees. 

Massage cannot correct orthopaedic conditions but they can make living with them more bearable. Working alongside and with the consent of the vet I can help a dog live a happier, healthier life.

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