Treat Your Pet to a Healing Holiday Massage
Nov 25, 2015 12:04AM
Now pets can enjoy the same therapeutic benefits of massage as their people. Julie Kasluga, owner of Melt Canine Massage, provides in-home massages to Chicago-area pets to reduce pain, speed healing and lower anxiety.
“Dogs, cats and other pets can all benefit from a healing touch,” says Kasluga, who studied extensively at the Chicago School of Canine Massage. “It’s beneficial for senior and arthritic pets, as well as those recovering from illness or surgery. Massage calms inflammation, lowers blood pressure and increases white blood cell production.”
Pet massage, which is also effective for treating nervous and fearful animals, is a fast-growing field. In order to keep their companion animals healthy and happy, an increasing number of pet owners are turning to holistic modalities to support traditional veterinary health care.