about Canine massage therapy (CMT)
Canine massage therapy is a holistic approach to promoting optimum health in any dog's life. Like humans, this form of therapy can be essential in rehabilitation after injury, with chronic conditions, for athletes, in achieving relaxation or assistance with anxiety.
when a primary injury or ailment exists within a dog, the body will react as a whole to compensate; other parts of the body will alter their regular way of functioning to alleviate stress or pain at the source. due to the compensatory nature of muscles, each session treats the full body.
we offer more than relaxation and pain relief: sports massage is preventative, while also addressing and correcting cumulative injuries and stressors. We treat the entire body each session, going beyond the problem to also treat the underlying cause.
The benefits of certified massage therapy for canines is equivalent to those noticed by humans.
Applied for maintenance, rehabilitation or relaxation, your dog may notice the following benefits from massage therapy:
increased range of motion
enhanced muscle tone
relief from muscle tension, spasms, soreness or weakness
relief from chronic pain, or the discomfort associated with arthritis
reduced inflammation and swelling in joints
decrease in hyperactivity, anxiousness and nervousness, leading to a more positive disposition and mood
balanced approach rehab & Canine services offers certified canine massage from a KNOWLEDGEABLE therapist, with your dog's well-being at the heart of our practice
ccmt certification through brandenburg massage therapy
(an iaamb/acwt preferred educational provider)
pet first aid trained & certified through walks 'n wags vancouver
dog behaviour & training CERTIFICATION with sirius dog academy
second level certified reiki practitioner (CRP) through
the international college of energy healing
educational background from queen's and waterloo universities
canine massage therapy
Massage treatments are not charged by the hour, rather by the session, and depending on the size of your dog sessions can last from 45-60 minutes. We work with a holistic approach and the goal is to treat the full body every time.
Mobile massage therapy within Victoria, B.C.
initial intake + session
Your canine companion's first session will include a one-time patient intake, where we review medical background and personality traits pertinent to receiving safe, effective massage therapy.
Intake forms (and veterinary referral form, if necessary) are to be completed and ready for the first session.
biomat + massage therapy
In addition to a Sports Massage treatment, we use a FAR Infrared Heat Mat (BioMat) to further promote optimal health, healing and relaxation in your canine companion. BioMats are FDA approved medical devices, using FAR infrared light and negative ion technology to improve immune system and circulatory function, as well as easing joint pain and stiffness. Your massage therapist will advise you if the BioMat is not recommended for your dog, with consideration to injury and chronic illness.