Central Texas Veterinary Specialty and Emergency HospitalSmall Animal Massage Therapy

Small animal massage therapy is the application of specific hand movements on a patent to improve muscle and joint function. It man be useful for warm up purposes, for relaxing or stimulating muscles in order to prevent injury, for rehabilitation of a patient after an injury has occurred, or to reduce fear and anxiety. Massage is also used to compensate for impaired circulation by augmenting the normal flow of blood and lymphatic fluid. 


Massage Helps in:

  • Circulatory System
  • Immune System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Mobility


What are the benefits to massage?


Maintenance massage:

  • Aids in relaxation
  • Maintains range of motion
  • Relieves soreness/pain
  • Supports digestion
  • Improves circulation
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Maintains healthy skin and coat
  • Reduces fear and anxiety
  • Supports aging


Rehabilitation massage:

  • Strengthens immunesystem after injury
  • Helps decrease inflammation
  • Improves range of motion
  • Improves movement of lymphatic fluid
  • Reduces excessive scar tissue formation
  • Reduces muscle spasms after surgery