We owe it to our dogs to give them the best care we can possibly give. Massage is much more than just a tool to help your dog relax and feel good. It has important health benefits.
* Ease chronic pain
* Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow (the body's natural defense system)
* Increase joint flexibility
* Improve range of motion
* Decrease recovery time for injuries
* Reduce post-surgery tissue adhesions and swelling
* Help canine athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous activity as well as decrease the risk of injury
* Calm dogs with stress or behavior problems
* Bring both you and your dog benefit through the power of touch
This do-it-yourself book is presented in a step-by-step format to give you the tools you need to massage your dog. And, you don't have to understand canine anatomy to be successful. The techniques are presented in plain English with easy-to-read directions and over 125 color photos to guide you. The information is broken into sections, so if you don't have time to give your dog a full body massage, you can spend 5 or 10 minutes working on specific areas. This sensible approach to canine massage is a must for all dog lovers and will encourage even the most skeptical readers to give it a try.
For participants in agility, flyball, hunting tests, lure coursing, obedience, and other dog sports, Canine Massage in Plain English contains a complete chapter dedicated to the performance dog. It includes information on getting your dog fit as well as warming up and cooling down your dog.