Massage enables an injured animal to harness its innate resources and capabilities, thereby speeding recovery and correction of a range of physical deficiencies and emotional challenges.
When skin receptors are stimulated they transmit messages to the brain. Once the brain receives these messages it initiates the production of chemicals that feed major body systems such as the blood, muscles, nerve cells, tissues, and organs.
Massage is a vehicle that stimulates these skin receptors and releases the chemicals necessary for the body's optimum performance.
Below are just a few ways that massage can increase the health and performance of your horse or dog: