If you’ve ever had a massage you know how much better it makes you feel. The benefits of canine massage are about the same…for you and your 4-legged friends. Massage can help your dog relax, decrease chronic pain, speed up recovery from injuries, and help condition a working or competitive dog. What’s more, massage can allow you to relax and strengthen the bond between you and your canine companions.
A Dog Lover’s Guide to Canine Massage is a practical workbook designed for all dog lovers, as well as professionals — veterinarians, groomers, kennel and shelter operators, trainers, etc. — and dogs of all ages, sizes, and conditions. Fully illustrated with more than 100 photographs and diagrams, the book provides a strong foundation in massage technique, canine anatomy, and a solid grounding in the how-to’s, what-for’s, and why not’s.
A Dog Loverís Guide to Canine Massage includes an easy-to-understand section on canine anatomy from head to tail with useful charts and anatomical labels geared toward teaching the everyday pet owner about their dogís body and needs. Each chapter includes short exercises that help the reader build their knowledge and confidence experientially, not just theoretically. Youíll learn what to look for before, during and after massage; why certain techniques are better than others for particular conditions such as arthritis; and how easily you can incorporate massage into your canine companionís daily life.
A Dog Lover’s Guide to Canine Massage will be available from this website, bookstores, pet shops, veterinarians, pet groomers, and directly from the publisher. If you are interested in bulk discounts or consignment orders, please contact Satya House Publications for details.