Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and it does not have to be a day geared only to the humans in your life. You can make Valentine’s Day a special day for your pet, too. Show your pet how much you care by giving a gift of true love. Consider offering your pet a massage therapy session to soothe, relax and regenerate.
“Massage therapy is beneficial for many types of animals,” said Cathy Sauer, certified animal massage therapist and owner of Chasing Dreams, LLC. “The benefits to your pet include stress reduction, waste and toxin elimination, and the release of endorphins.”
Sauer also says maintaining good posture is just as important for your pet as it is for humans.
“Animals require good posture and body balance to stay healthy and to prevent muscle atrophy,” said Sauer. “Regular massage therapy is an excellent way to help keep your pet in shape.”
Sauer advises that the winter snow and freezing temperatures can also impact the use of an animal’s muscles, especially those that go outdoors throughout the day, such as dogs and barn animals. Muscle soreness and strained muscles will result in prolonged cold weather exposure.
“A massage will help increase the flow of nutrients throughout the animal’s body and hasten healing of sore and stiff muscles,” said Sauer. “Massage therapy will definitely enhance muscle tone and range of motion that may become diminished by the winter weather.”
Furthermore, a thorough massage will lengthen connective tissue which in turn reduces the formation of adhesions leading to fibrosis.
As an incentive to treat your pet for Valentine’s Day, Chasing Dreams is offering a special Valentine’s Day gift certificate available at 20 percent off the regular price.
Chasing Dreams LLC is located in Central New Jersey. Owner Cathy Sauer is a member of the International Association of Animal Massage Therapists, an association whose member technicians are trained and operate under guidelines specifically designed to achieve the ultimate benefits of animal massage therapy.
Sauer maintains a mobile office and works throughout Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris, Monmouth, Warren and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. Visit her website contact page to arrange an appointment and inquire about the Valentine’s Day discount.
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