Massage – A Workout for You and the Dog!

By Stephanie Finne (Guest Contributor)

Giving a massage can be a workout. It can be not only physically challenging, but mentally and emotionally demanding as well. It is important for you to take care of yourself. Yoga is a great way to get in tune with your breathing and to keep your body limber–I know massage therapists who swear by it. Finding your center and practicing good posture are also important.

But, keep in mind that you aren’t the only one getting a workout. Massage can be a workout for the dog as well. Did you know that just 10 minutes of massage can be equal to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise for a dog? Massage raises the dog’s heart rate and releases endorphins. This can be tough on a senior dog or a dog in distress.

To learn more about preparing yourself for massage and keeping the dog’s needs in mind, register for “Canine Massage Level 1”!