The benefit of massage for dogs is equivalent to the benefit of massage for humans. Canine massage is suggested for relaxation, rehabilitation, or competition aka sports massage purposes. In addition, canine massage can provide emotional well-being such as calming hyperactive, anxious, and nervous dogs.
Massage is especially helpful for arthritic and senior animals, as well as growing young animals, athletic and competitive dogs, working dogs, recovering animals, and fearful and stressed animals. It provides relief from chronic pain and discomfort from arthritis, hip dysplasia, etc.
The benefits of therapeutic massage for animals are endless!
Did you know the history of canine massage dates back to ancient times? In India during the development of varmalogy, not only human but animal bodies were charted, resulting in what we refer to as trigger points. Julius Caesar traveled with a personal massage therapist. This masseuse also worked on Caeser's war dogs. The first known documentation of massage was in 2700 BC in China. http://www.nbcaam.org
Massage offers healing benefits to all animals.