Chisholm Creek Pet Resort is proud to announce a new service to our menu: Canine Massage!
Canine massage is a gentle, non-invasive way to enhance your dog’s quality of life. Massage can be beneficial to all types of dogs, whether you have a companion pet, agility dog, show animal, or service dog.
Massage can improve and enhance a large number of functions in the body and is a great way to keep your dog active and healthy throughout its lifetime. Massage helps to open blood vessels, which improves blood circulation. Better blood circulation means more oxygen and nutrients can be delivered throughout the dog’s body. The stronger blood flow can also push out more waste and toxins that can make your dog sick.
Muscle soreness can be the result of injury, structural imbalance, over stretching or overuse/misuse. If a problem exists in one area, the dog will have to compensate by tensing up or using other muscles to protect the injured muscle. If muscles remain tight for a long time, a dog’s body feels tension, stiffness, and pain. Massage helps to loosen tight, constricted muscles, decrease pain, increase range-of-motion, and restore proper tone.
Many animals respond well to the relaxation benefits of massage. It’s an effective way to help socialize young dogs and help relieve stress from the body. By getting your pet used to touch with massage, it can make them easier to handle by other canine professionals, such as veterinarians, groomers, and trainers. If a dog begins its life with positive touch from people, it will be more comfortable in all kinds of situations.
Ashley Olmstead, who is currently the resort’s Daycamp Supervisor, recently received her massage certification from the Lang Institute for Canine Massage in Loveland, Colorado. She is a member of the Association Bodywork for Massage Professionals (ABMP) and is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR (Coast2Coast First Aid/CPR).
Canine massage is not a substitute for veterinary care. In fact, if your dog has any medical issues we will request that you visit your vet before having any massage sessions.
Chat with one of our friendly team members at 316-744-0191 or contact us online to set up an appointment!