12 APR 2014-PET MASSAGE ((PART II))
There are 3 levels of Pet Massage:
Level I - MAINTENANCE MASSAGE
The intent of the maintenance massage is to help a healthy pet stay at a specific level of work for as long and safely as possible. Typical maintenance massage schedule is 1-2 times per month and are designed for an individual's needs and budgets. In addition, maintenance massage is the most common and the most valuable.
Level II- PERFORMANCE MASSAGE
The intent of performance massage is to optimize current performance while assisting the animal in reaching the next level of proficiency in movement. Performance massage is usually 3-4 sessions per month or dictated by competition schedule and requires a higher degree of proficiency or may require a wider range of modalities tailored to needs.
Level III - REHABILITATION MASSAGE
The intent of rehab massage is to aid the body in reaching a state of physical equilibrium that will facilitate natural healing or complement a treatment program initiated by a veterinarian. This massage level may simply relieve boredom and tension for an animal on restricted rest. Rehabilitation massage requires the highest degree of proficiency and has an intensive sessions ranging from daily to every 3-5 days.
Massage STROKES are broken down as:
-Petrissage which is further broken down to:
-Friction which is further broken down to:
-Tapotement which is further broken down to:
-Nerve Strokes which is further broken down to:
-Gymnastic Strokes which is further broken down to:
As you can see from a HOLISTIC point, there are many factors when conducting a Pet Massage Session which can and will benefit your pets health!
GOD BLESS and PAW massage ^5