Integrated Animal Therapies believes strongly in the value of providing educational information on preventive health care. Listed below are several ways massage can help your equine athlete, canine or feline friend avoid injury and maintain health.
After training or performing, massage helps to cool the animal down and aids in the prevention of lactic acid build-up that results in sore muscles.
Massage is a highly effective diagnostic tool. Areas of muscle tension, swelling and growths can be easily detected.
Aids in elimination of toxins by stimulating and improving circulation of blood and wastes. This serves to minimize discomfort, stiffness and to increase soft tissue pliability.
For developing animals, massage helps build a strong skeletal system by encouraging blood flow which carries nutrients that build strong bones.
Helps prepare and condition soft tissue.
Improves muscle tone and mobility.
Can be effective in rejuvenating a compromised nervous system.
Aids in the prevention of trigger points (a combination of lactic acid build-up and the irritation of motor nerve endings).