Animal massage is deliberate and focused touching with each stroke being specific in pressure, direction and intention. The manipulation of muscles and skin promotes various physiological, neurological, and psychological effects in the animal’s body supporting both physical and emotional wellness. An animal massage practitioner uses their hands, arms and elbows to assess and facilitate optimum performance, comfort, and injury prevention depending on the needs of the animal. The practitioner may employ range of motion techniques. Massage supports homeostasis, the body’s natural desire for balance. Animal massage is never a substitute for veterinary medicine. (Animal massage practitioners are knowledgeable in massage techniques, muscle anatomy, body functions, kinesiology and animal behavior).
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