Sit. Stay. Relax.

Nationally Board Certified Canine Massage Therapist, offering:

Canine Massage Therapy:

  • In the comfort of your home

  • In my studio in N. Olmsted

  • In my studio in Medina

Canine Aquatic Massage & Conditioning:

Canine Acupressure:

  • In my studio in N. Olmsted

Work with all breeds and ages. Specializing in Massage for Senior Dogs

 Certified in Animal Hospice & Palliative Care with the American Animal Hospital Association,

    Certified in Low-Stress Handling from Fear Free Pets 

 

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SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST PAMPERING...

  • Eases Muscle & Joint Pain

  • Improves circulation & immune function

  • Reduces pain caused by trigger points & spasms

  • Increases flexibility & joint movement

  • Helps the body recover more quickly following exercise, injury or surgery

 

 

 

  • Promotes Relaxation

  • Decreases stress levels and calms nervous dogs

  • Promotes touch as being positive

  • Deepens the human-dog bond

  • Takes the nervous system from "fight or flight" into "rest & digest"

  • Releases endorphins

Aquatic Massage & Conditioning

In a 17' X 25' heated, indoor pool for dogs, in N. Olmsted

During an aquatic massage & conditioning session dogs develop strength, stamina, balance and confidence.  Muscles and joints sore from age, injury or obesity are relieved by warm water, and by various massage techniques, including myofascial release. 

I'm in the pool with your dog for the entire session using the my hands, the warmth of the water, an underwater gait analysis, and guided swim movements to improve physical and emotional well-being.

Please note: I work with many veterinarians for clients seeking the benefits of canine massage, and canine aquatic massage & conditioning.  I am not a veterinarian, or canine rehabilitation therapist, and will not diagnose or prescribe.

 

$60. per Aquatic Massage & Conditioning session.

 

Benefits of

Canine Massage

Acupressure

Canine massage...it does a body good!

From wiggly puppy to grey-faced senior, pampered couch potato to the

shelter dog waiting for it's perfect home...

 

Your first visit will start with a review of your dogs health history, and discussion of any current issues. I'll ask you to walk your dog around the room so I can analyze its gait (for an aquatic massage the gait analysis will be done in the pool). Next I'll do trust-building exercises so your dog learns to be comfortable around me, and that massage is a wonderful thing!

Lastly, when your dog is comfortable and ready, I'll begin an information gathering massage technique called palpation to begin to understand your dogs body.

This first session lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Subsequent massage sessions can be scheduled for 1/2 hour or 1 hour. Note: Aquatic Massage & Conditioning sessions are 30 minutes only.

Massage for the

Senior Dog

Massage can provide relief for senior dogs who suffer from conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, leg weakness or other conditions that limit their mobility. It can loosen tight muscles, and help slow the degenerative process. 

Modern Dog Massage knows it is sometimes difficult for senior dogs to travel, so we'll come to you, allowing your dog to benefit from massage in his or her own home*

*We'll travel up to 40 miles from Medina.

Massage for the

Puppy

Massage helps puppies learn to be accepting of touch from strangers, making trips to doggie daycare, the veterinarian and the groomer less stressful for the puppy as well as for the pet parent!

Modern Dog Massage currently offers our services in your home or dog shelter within 40 miles of Medina, and in our studios in Medina and N. Olmsted.

Massage for the

Shelter Dog

Massage helps with neuromodulation, or calming of the nervous system. It can provide relief for dogs who experience physiological or psychological stress on a regular basis. Massage helps dogs in the shelter environment by decreasing blood pressure, relieving tension, and boosting the immune system, which is unable to function effectively when the nervous system is chronically or excessively stressed.

Most importantly, it allows dogs to learn that human touch can be a positive, feel-good experience.

Modern Dog Massage offers on-site canine massage training to shelter staff.

Visit our on-line booking page to schedule a training at your shelter.

Massage for the

Special Needs Dog

Massage acts as a passive form of exercise for dogs who have become less active due to illness or injury, surgery, or decreased energy levels. Massage helps increase circulation and blood flow, which allows oxygen and other nutrients to reach and nourish the body's tissue. Massage also helps increase flexibility and range of motion, which in turn helps dogs move more freely and comfortably.

Modern Dog Massage currently offers our services in your home or dog shelter within 40 miles of Medina, and in our Medina &

N. Olmsted studios.

Canine Acupressure

Like acupuncture, acupressure is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate specific pools of energy called “acupoints,” which are located along pathways running throughout the dog’s body. To use acupressure, I use the soft tip of my thumb or index finger to administer light pressure on the acupoints, and to achieve a similar effect. The intent, when applying pressure on acupoints, is to allow the body to balance the flow of energy along the pathways (also called “channels” or “meridians”) When energy is flowing harmoniously, the dog’s physical and mental state is in dynamic balance and he experiences good health and a sense of well-being.

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Massage for

General Wellness

Massage provides a general sense of well-being to our healthy canine companions. It's a valuable tool for detecting health changes early on, as well as helping dogs feel more accepting of touch from strangers. When dogs are more tolerant of touch, their experience at the veterinarian's office or grooming salon are often less stressful.

Modern Dog Massage currently offers our services in your home or dog shelter within 40 miles of Medina, and in our Medina &

N. Olmsted studios.

What to
expect your
first visit...
 

HOW IS MASSAGE BETTER THAN JUST PETTING MY DOG?

 

Massage is touch with intent. It's composed of various forms of movement and precise pressure, and involves the manipulation of all soft tissue in the body. Massage includes techniques such as joint mobilization, passive range of motion, and stretching. The goal of massage is to help the dog's body rebalance itself, recharge, heal and thrive.

CAN I STAY WITH MY DOG DURING HIS MASSAGE?

 

You're encouraged to stay at least for the first session to answer questions I have about your dog. Please understand though that a relaxed and quiet environment is essential for the most effective results. My attention will be focused on your dog during palpation and massage so that I can "listen" to your dog's body and adjust my techniques according to what I feel and observe.

 

IT'S HARD FOR MY DOG TO GET IN AND OUT OF THE CAR, HOW CAN I BRING HIM TO MASSAGE?

We'll come to you! Modern Dog Massage will travel up to 40 minutes from Medina for in-home canine massage sessions (session must be pre-paid).

IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO FOR MY DOG BEFORE OR AFTER A MASSAGE?

Please do not feed your dog right before an appointment (should be at least 2 hours before). If possible offer light exercise such as a short walk, and the ability to eliminate. After a massage make sure your dog has access to plenty of fresh water.

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Massage is not a replacement for veterinary care.

Modern Dog Massage does not diagnose or treat illness, nor do we provide a prognosis, or guarantee a cure. 

Please consult with your veterinarian regarding any health concerns you may have about your dog prior to a massage therapy session. a paragraph

 
 

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