Canine Hydrotherapy & Massage, Manchester, UK

Healthy Hounds Therapies

Canine Massage

Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body; the target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints or other connective tissues.

Massage is one of the oldest forms of therapy and is a system of stroking, kneading, warming, rolling and pressure of different areas of the body to relive pain and tension, support healing, boost energy, reduce recovery time after an injury or surgery.

Massage can also stimulate the circulation, clear waste products via the lymphatic system, boost activity of the immune system and induce a calming effect.

Massage can also enhance well-being by stimulating the release of endorphins (natural pain killers and mood elevators) and reducing levels of certain stress hormones.