Would my dog benefit from treatment?
Muscular pain can result in many physical and psychological changes within your dog, yet is difficult to diagnose because dogs are stoic by nature, often enduring pain without showing their feelings or complaining.
Key indicators of chronic muscular pain include:
- Reduced activity levels (not so playful or keen to exercise)
- Excessive licking or chewing their body/legs
- Groaning when lying down
- Not able to get comfortable and fidgeting in bed
- Hanging their neck up over the sofa or propping their head up
- Avoiding certain activities, for example not wanting to jump in/out of the car, or on/off the sofa
- Their behaviour changes
- Their body ‘shape’ and posture changes
You can see it in their face. After all, you know them better than anyone.
What are the benefits of Galen Myotherapy?
- Massage has a positive effect on all the body’s systems; not just the muscular, but the digestive, circulatory, neural, immune, skeletal, digestive, urinary, excretory, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems.
- Relief from pain and discomfort
- Improved joint mobility and flexibility through the removal of fascial adhesions and muscular tension
- Improved mobility and range of movement
- Improved gait and weight bearing
- Quicker recovery from soft tissue injuries through reduced inflammation and fluid retention, and increased circulation
- Improved blood circulation and lymphatic drainage aiding the body with the removal of toxins
- Improved concentration and performance of working and sporting dogs
- Healthier skin and coat
- Enhances trust through touch
- Helps your dog relax and reduces stress and anxiety levels
- The dog is given choice about their treatment, no restraining methods are used