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How does massage benefit the nervous system?

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Dog massage therapy benefits our dogs by helping to keep the organ tissues healthy and promotes healing so that the function and efficiency of the whole body is enhanced. In this edition of our blog we discuss the the various nervous system benefits of dog massage therapy. The nerve receptors in tissues, which control tissue tension, are stimulated by massage. Depending …

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Physiological benefits of massage (Part 1)

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Dog massage therapy has discernible effects on the body’s various organ systems. Massage benefits our dogs by helping to keep the organ tissues healthy and promotes healing so that the function and efficiency of the whole body is enhanced. Because the main body systems do not work in isolation, the benefits of massage on one system will impact others as …

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Dog health: Psychological benefits of massage

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For those of you who have enjoyed a relaxing aromatherapy massage, or endured an agonizing sports massage, you’ll be aware that massage helps us to recognise the difference between a tight, contracted muscle and a relaxed one. Massage helps us to increase our awareness that we may be tensing certain muscles unnecessarily.   In addition to this, there are a …

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Dog Health: Osteoarthritis (OA)

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This is Jock.  He suffers with the dog health problem, osteoarthritis in his left hip. Also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), osteoarthritis is a painful and progressive disease (i.e. it continues to get worse over time), that involves the permanent, long-term deterioration and destruction of the cartilage and components surrounding the joints, which results in chronic pain, inflammation and …

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Dog Health: Hip dysplasia

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Lovely Tilly suffers with a dog health condition, dysplasia in both of her hip joints. Primarily an inherited condition, hip dysplasia is a common problem for all dog breeds, but is more prevalent in large/giant, fast growing breeds. The condition results from an improperly formed hip joint (which is a ‘ball and socket’ joint), whereby the joint loosens with age. …

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Dog Health: Osteochondrosis

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Monty* suffers from a dog health problem called osteochondrosis. It is a disease of the bone cartilage that affects his shoulder joints. It is a condition whereby the the normal process of bone development is disrupted. This disturbance causes irregular and continued growth of the cartilage found at the end of the bone, and this results in abnormally thick areas of …