Therapeutic Massage

Happy Paws Veterinary Services

A complete physical assessment, diagnostics, diagnosis, and appropriate adjunctive treatment provided by your primary veterinarian should always accompany veterinary integrative modalities such as medical acupuncture, photomedicine, and medical massage.

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Understanding Therapeutic Massage

New patient  $300  60-90 minutes
Current patient  $125–$150  45-60 minutes

At Happy Paws Veterinary Services in Colorado Springs, CO, I offer therapeutic massage as a gentle and effective way to promote healing and alleviate pain in animals. Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of soft tissues, including fascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the lymphatic system, to improve blood flow and support overall well-being.

The Healing Effects of Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage works by targeting specific areas of tension or discomfort in your animal’s body. Through gentle manipulation and pressure, our skilled therapists can release muscle knots, improve flexibility, and enhance circulation. This not only helps to alleviate pain and discomfort but also promotes relaxation and reduces stress in your furry companion.

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage offers a range of benefits for animals of all ages and breeds. Beyond pain management, massage therapy can improve mobility, reduce inflammation, and support faster recovery from injuries or surgeries. It can also aid in preventing musculoskeletal issues and promote overall wellness and vitality for your animal.

When to Consider Therapeutic Massage for Your Pet

Therapeutic massage can be beneficial in various situations, including but not limited to:

  • Post-operative Recovery: Massage therapy can help reduce swelling, alleviate pain, and promote faster healing after surgery.
  • Chronic Pain Management: If your animal suffers from arthritis, hip dysplasia, or other chronic conditions, therapeutic massage can provide relief and improve quality of life.
  • Mobility Issues: Animals experiencing stiffness or difficulty moving may benefit from regular massage sessions to improve flexibility and range of motion.
  • Stress Reduction: Animals undergoing stressful situations, such as moving to a new home or dealing with separation anxiety, can find comfort and relaxation through therapeutic massage.