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Canine Massage Therapy

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Vizsla Dogs

Massage dates as far back as 500 BC according to written records from Egyptian hieroglyphics, who depict animal healers using massage for treatment. It has only been in the U.S. for the last 50 years. As with many alternative treatments, animal massage has its roots in ancient practice. A full body massage was recommended for dogs and horses by Flavius Arrianus, a philosopher and administrator under the reign of Roman Emperor Hadrian, stated it would "knit and strengthen the limbs...make the hair soft and its hue glossy and...cleanse the impurities of the skin. Horse and dog massage was practiced in ancient China and Rome and more recently by the Hopi Indians of the American Southwest.


The benefits of canine massage:

  • Increases flexibility, range of motion and performance

  • Reduces inflammation, muscle tightness & joint pain

  • Benefits all major systems in the body - muscle, fascia, digestive, circulatory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous system

  • Boosts immune system

  • Improves muscle tone

  • Stimulates skin and coat

  • Loosens muscle fibers, knots, spasms, & trigger points

  • Increases blood circulation important for muscles

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Red light therapy - what is it? It's a way to help the body heal itself. The energy (photons) from the lights increases the energy within the cell and that speeds up the healing process. Using red light therapy is beneficial because the wavelengths are absorbed by different depths of tissue. Research has shown that red light therapy has dramatically increased the rate of healing and is effective for stimulating acupuncture points, releasing trigger points, treating wounds, infections and penetrates deeper in helping heal soft tissue injuries, joints and muscles. Is your horse experiencing any kind of back soreness, pain in the lumbar, SI issues, locked up stifle, hoof problems, shoulder pain? Is it affecting their performance? See the wonderful benefits of red light therapy listed below. Contact BAC Equine Massage Therapy to schedule your massage and red light therapy session

- Increases blood circulation needed for healthy muscles

- Relieves aches and pains

- Increases wound healing with less scar tissue

- Reduces edema

- Reduces inflammation which helps reduce pain

- Increases range of motion

- Improves immune cell production

- Relaxes muscles

- Stimulates collagen production

- Stimulates trigger and acupuncture points

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