Medical Massage

A results-oriented therapy, medical massage works toward resolving specific conditions that a physician has diagnosed in a patient. The veterinary massage therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment, but will focus the Medical Massage treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and as prescribed by a veterinarian. Benefits include:

  • Releases tight and sore muscles which can cause Ischemia (Ischemia: A lack of blood supply to soft tissues, which causes hypersensitivity to the touch and allows for further injury to the tissues)
  • Helps relieve nerve compression or entrapment. (Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone, which can contribute to muscle atrophy, referred pain, paresthesia, and conditions such as pseudo sciatica, piriformis syndrome, pseudo angina, and others.)
  • Alleviates Stress and Improves Circulation (Proper circulation is vital to continued health. Blood and lymph carry nourishment to the trillions of cells throughout your pets body and then carry away the waste to be eliminated from the cells. Massage encourages a better exchange of nutrients at the cellular level and more thorough detoxification)
  • Deactivates Trigger Points (Trigger Points: Areas of high neurological activity, which refer pain to other parts of the body. Research has shown, trigger points may be responsible for as much as 74% of everyday pain.)
  • Decreases Pain and Inflammation (Massage can restore suppleness and strength to your muscles, improving their overall function)
  • Increases Flexibility and Range of Motion (By reducing hypertonicity and hypotonicity the muscles allow for normal ranges of motion to be restored. This also reduces the forces being applied to the joint capsule and diminishes the potential for joint and disk degeneration)

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