Canine Massage

Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp is pleased to offer Canine Massage to our dog community. Canine Massage has proven to have many benefits to our dogs just like it does to us. Massage is not meant to be a replacement to any veterinary treatment but is meant to help compliment it. Feel free to contact Candace about any questions you may have via EMAIL.

Massage Potential Benefits

  • Increase oxygenation and circulation to the bodies cell
  • Increased range of motion and mobility
  • Restores muscle tone and helps prevent muscle atrophy
  • Decreases stiffness and pain
  • Relaxation, which can help with certain behavioral issues
  • Helps remove toxins from the body
  • Conditions that can benefit from a massage

    • Aging/inactivity
    • Arthritis
    • Sports injuries
    • Post surgical
    • Behavioral (anxiety and fear)
    • Hospice care
    • Orthopedic (Hip dysplasia)

    Massages can be preformed on dogs 8 weeks of age right into their golden years.

    Techniques used

    • Swedish massage
    • Reflexology

    Massage Program

    Clients must be current for Rabies, Distemper and Parovirus. It is strongly reccomended dogs are also vaccinated for Bordetella

    Dogs coats must be dry and matt free.

    Treatments cannot be performed 2 days in a row.

    Free assessment to create a treatment plan

    Massage session range from $30.00 - $60.00

    Please visit our RATES page for current fees and promotions.

    23. MEDICAL MASSAGE

    What it is

    1. The manipulation of soft tissues in order to generate a change in texture, mobility, blood flow and lymphatic drainage; and to provide relief from stress, anxiety and pain.

    Mode of action

    2. The pressure generated by massage strokes generates changes in various measurable physiological phenomena on tissue and cellular levels, within the chain of electrochemical reactions in the local area of massage, as well as in the organism as a whole.[ 164, 165]

    3. Tissue effects: Collagen deformation releases fascia restrictions and improves regional blood flow. Direct pressure releases myofascial trigger points in affected and compensatory muscle groups. Soft, stroking massage techniques mobilize oedema and lymphatic fluid.

    4. Cellular effects: When direct mechanical pressure is applied, the signal is rapidly transferred from the cell surface receptors to distinct structures in the cell and nucleus, including ion channels, nuclear pores, nucleoli, chromosomes, and perhaps even individual genes, independent of ongoing chemical signaling mechanisms.[ 166] Furthermore, mechanical stimuli (massage or soft tissue mobilization) have been shown to stimulate healing through fibroblast function and recruitment.[ 166]

    5. Homeostatic effects: A reduction in stress hormones and an increase in endorphins, serotonin, norepinepherine results from massage and tissue mobilization.[ 167]

    source: The World Small Animal Veterinary Association - GUIDELINES FOR RECOGNITION, ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF PAIN SECTION 2: PAIN MANAGEMENT

    Candace Candace

    Canine Massage Therapist

    Candace has worked in almost every animal related job, including volunteering at the Winnipeg humane society, dog daycare, vet assistant and K9 massage therapist at a respected veterinary clinic.

    Candace found her passion at the vet clinic educating dog owners about the well being of all animals. This encouraged her to investigate the field of canine massage and animal nutrition. While at the veterinary clinic, Candace graduated from Tree Tops Certified Canine Massage Program where she became proficient in Swedish Massage and Reflexology.

    Testimonials

    March 23, 2017

    We just want to say. We have taken two dogs to Candace both dogs are and were in their teen years We found that after a massage from Candace both dogs were jumping, walking and running easier. It did and has improved the quality of there lives. We have and will continue to recommend Candace for the care and massage she will give to anyone's pet.

    Debbie Ogden & Anne Sandfuchs

    March 21, 2017

    Candace,

    Just a short note to tell you how much we appreciate what you have done for our little Harley. After she was attacked by the German Shepard she was very nervous and although the vet gave her a clean bill of health (other than it would take a while for the pain to subside in her back) you worked wonders on her. She did not want to play and was hiding behind the couch to avoid the other dogs. After the 3 months of weekly treatments with you we saw a significant improvement in both her movement and her nervousness. In fact Harley has never been so relaxed. She is back playing with the other dogs and getting into trouble at times. It's so good to have our Harley back feeling good. Thank you so much for all your work and professionalism

    Roberta B

    Winnipeg

    March, 2017

    Candace,

    As you know, Lily our 13-year-old Lab mix was diagnosed last year with osteoarthritis in her hips and knees. She was unable to get up without help and she seemed to be having difficulty walking at times. We knew she was in pain and could see the look of worry in her brown eyes. The medication provided by the veterinary helped a little we wanted to do more. After a couple months of treatments she started to jump on the bed again. She hadn't done this in years. We are also ensuring that we keep our Lily trim with good nutrition and taking her on shorter more frequent walks as you suggested. I know we want to continue the treatments for awhile as we have seen such a great improvement. Lily would also miss her visits to you.

    Joni T

    Winnipeg


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