Different types of Swedish massage techniques are used for each individual situation. These include: Effleurage (long flowing strokes), petrissage (kneading), trigger point (applied pressure to a specific muscle), compression (gentle squeezing) and muscle stripping (applied pressure to separate long muscle fibers). These techniques DO NOT include any chiropractic manipulation.
What to Expect
The most important thing I do initially is start a Trust Relationship with the dog. Bonding and communication with your dog is essential. I respect the dog’s space and “ask” for their permission to work -- all dogs are NOT the same! They give me signals & communicate clearly (dogs are very honest)! I will work until we’ve reached the end of therapy for that session – or until your dog has told me they have “had enough” for that day!
Our first session will include a meet & greet, intake assessment, gait analysis/evaluation, and a short bodywork session (up to 1 hour). Depending on your dog’s needs, subsequent bodywork sessions will range from 30-45 minutes.
Initial session - 1 Hour (includes Meet n' Greet, Needs Assessment and massage): $60.00
Subsequent bodywork sessions range from 30-45 minutes: $45.00