Merishia Massage is a soft tissue manual therapy incorporating aspects of
Swedish, holistic and deep tissue massage to help release both superficial and
Additional techniques such as joint mobilisations, stretches and gentle release
techniques are also used.
These techniques are applied selectively or in combination to address the
specific needs or your dog.
The behaviour and body language of your dog is also
used as a guide in determining whether a technique is used.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Merishia massage can help to maintain or enhance a dog’s general well-being.
It can also help to:
Ease pain, stiffness and tight joints
Aid recovery or rehabilitation from soft tissue injuries
Release tension and promote relaxation
Stimulate circulation and drainage of toxins from the muscles
Promote awareness to areas of the body
Enhance flexibility and range of movement
Reduce the risk of injury when used before and after strenuous exercise
Massage is described as a holistic treatment because it affects the whole body,
influencing each of the dog’s eleven body systems.
These systems, such as the
skeletal, nervous and circulatory systems, are interdependent and need to function correctly for the
“whole” body to be working at an optimal level.
An issue in one system will eventually affect each of the others. Influencing the muscular system through massage can have a positive impact on the other systems of the body.