Doggie Massagie - DIY, Thank You Very Much
Dog spa massage schools are become more and more ubiquitous – probably in proportion to the number of people out there who have dogs and also have too much money. I feel like people figure – “I love massages, why wouldn’t my precious pooch?” While this reasoning may be true in part, do you think your dog will really appreciate the professional hands of a trained dog massage therapist the way we appreciate a good day spa rub-down as opposed to that of our significant other? The jury’s out on that one.
In cases where the dog is injured, suffers from arthritis or has particular muscle pain, you could get away with saying it’s justified. If that’s the case – or if you just think your dog will really benefit from a good rub down – there are some well-qualified sources out there.
Broadway Dog Spa is one such place. Not only do they offer “relaxing and calming” massage (to the tune of $35 for a half-hour session), they also offer Reiki and other holistic techniques. Broadway Dog Spa is also a doggie day care, boarding and grooming facility.
If you want more concentrated effort to be paid to your pooch, Companion Chi might be the place for you. They offer “healing sessions” which “involve the use of Massage and Energetic Healing techniques. The Energetic Healing techniques used include Reiki, Healing Touch for Animals®(HTA), Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), and Quantum Healing. Flower Essences are also used when needed. Each session is tailored to meet the current needs of your animal.”
This I could see, again, if your pet was injured in some way. Otherwise, I feel like your pooch will be like, “oooo … someone’s petting me … it feels good!”
As for my li’l Bailey, she rarely deigns to be petted by someone other than family members. Which is why I say, give ’em a lot of attention, a good back scratch and belly rub, call it good, and save yourself the chunk of change!
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