WE ARE TAKING NEW MASSAGE CLIENTS
Just like humans, most dogs can benefit from regular therapeutic massage. Benefits include:
Is massage appropriate for your dog?
Canine Massage is safe and effective for most dogs no matter what stage of life they are in. An assessment and health history is required to determine a customized action plan, and whether or not your dog's temperament is a good fit for therapeutic massage. Your dog's veterinarian must confirm there are no contraindications before treatment. Dogs that display fear aggression are not a good candidate for massage.
What does Canine Massage look like?
Massages are customized to your dog's health history, age, activity level, and pain level. All dogs react differently to massage, and it can take your dog a while to relax and build trust. Most dogs eventually really enjoy the therapeutic touch, and many fall asleep during or right after a session.
You can expect:
*Swedish Massage Techniques such as Effleurage, Petrissage, Tapotement, friction, etc...
*Session notes that you can share with your vet or other providers.
I am interested in Canine Massage for my dog. What are the next steps?
1. Contact us and let us know a little bit about your dog
3. Fill out a health history form
3. Schedule an assessment
Massage sessions take place in your home or at our massage studio in Eugene. For in home visits a clean, quiet place away from other pets, and children is required. A referral from your vet is required for massage, this can be as simple as a phone call. At this time we are following CDC guidelines and masks must be worn for in home visits or if you stay in the studio during your dog's massage session. Sessions take 45 minutes to 1 hour and include session notes and recommendations.
Cost is $65 per session for home visits, $50 at our massage studio in Eugene, or $50 per session as an add on while boarding. Discount for a second dog during the same visit.
Jennifer Slater is a Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist. She received her training at the Northwest School of Animal Massage.