SAN LUIS OBISPO DOG MASSAGE THERAPY is a great way to help your pet feel happy and healthy. There are many benefits of massage promoting health on both an emotional and physical level. A session with a certified massage therapist can be fun and very rewarding. It is also exciting to learn techniques to build the bond between you and your pet so that you can spoil them at home.


Many animals, humans including, spend a lot of time in fight or flight mode, using their sympathetic nervous system. Once we can switch to the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the rest and digest system, the true healing can begin. Relaxation is the first step to a massage therapy session. Massage increases dopamine and serotonin levels helping to calm the mind. When working with pets, cats and dogs in particular, we can start with making the pet feel comfortable and relaxed.  This in turn can build confidence, reduce stress and can help pets that are not used to being touched accept that it can be a good thing.


On a physical level, San Luis Obispo dog massage can bring significant and positive change to a pet’s health. Once a pet is in the parasympathetic nervous system digestion can improve. Pain can be reduced by activating nerve receptors and therefore interrupting the pain cycle.  Specific techniques can also relieve tight muscles, muscle spasms, improve muscle tone as well as increase range of motion. This is very helpful with orthopedic issues, especially on areas that may be over compensating in response to a pain. Massage can assist with lymphatic drainage and blood circulation, making sure the body can dispose of toxins and utilize nutrients to their fullest potential.


There are several types of San Luis Obispo dog massage therapy techniques. Some pets prefer one over another. It can be helpful to use different techniques in order to provide a tailor made massage for you pet. Some examples of techniques include:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Acupressure
  • Tellington T-touch
  • Tapotement
  • Reiki
  • Myofascial Release


Kathryn is our certified Small Animal Massage Therapist. Feel free to contact us if you would like to set up a massage therapy session for your pet or to take a massage therapy lesson.


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San Luis Obispo Dog Massage