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SpryDog Massage

For Mobility at Play. Comfort at Rest.

What Really Happens during a Dog Massage?

Canine massage is a branch of massage therapy that promotes overall health for your dog.

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Why We Do, What We Do

Did you know that a canine massage is one of the easiest and fastest ways to improve your companion’s well-being? In just under an hour, your dog can experience the healing, comfort and advantage edge that massage can provide! The benefits are endless, but look down to read more about the benefits of a SpryDog Massage.

Athletic & Geriatric Dogs

Athletic Dogs  will enjoy deeper breathing and increased blood flow with massage. There is an increase in an animal’s range of motion and better muscle flexibility, too. Geriatric Dogs will benefit as much from massage as their more active counterparts by decreasing discomfort in joints and muscles and promoting relaxation.

Anxious & Working Dogs

Anxious Dogs will benefit from stress reduction and nervousness, as massage relaxes the muscles and promotes calmness. Working Dogs will enjoy comfort from stiff joints and muscles, which will aid in prevention of future issues. Relieving muscle knots helps your animal continue to be comfortable in their jobs.

Dogs/Animals in Recovery

Dogs in Recovery will enjoy a bolstered immune system, pain relief and a speedier recovery as fluids will be able to move easier throughout the body. Massage is commonly offered as an adjunct to traditional medicine to enhance the healing process.
Canine Massage Benefits Information
Canine massage is a branch of massage therapy that promotes overall health and wellness in your companion. Massage can be offered alone, or as an adjunct to traditional medicine to enhance healing.   While not used as a substitute for veterinary care, the benefit of massage to dogs is equivalent to the benefit experienced by humans.

All body systems can benefit from massage as the whole animal is considered when assessing needs. While different than human massage, canine massage uses similar techniques such as pressure, strokes, and vibration to relieve muscle tensionsorenessspasms, and weaknesses. It interrupts the pain cycle by increasing oxygen to muscles and joints.  Discomfort from arthritis or dysplasia is relieved through the release of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine.  Dopamine and serotonin levels are linked to decreased stress levels and relaxation.  Massage therapists often work with animals to calm hyperactivityanxiousness, and nervousness specifically because of this benefit.

Massage engages the parasympathetic system which aids digestion, relieves constipation, and can further increase relaxation as it positively affects the heart and respiratory system.  Massage lowers the heart rate, decreases blood pressure, and temporarily increases the amount of blood the heart is able to pump at once.

Some believe connective tissue benefits the most from massage.  Massage elongates and softens connective tissue and fascia, resulting in better blood flow, increased flexibility, and range of motion in limbs.  Working and Athletic dogs find that sore and tense muscles are relaxed and they are able to recuperate faster from tired or pulled muscles.   Healthier skin, hair, and coat are an additional benefit as natural oils are spread throughout the skin and fur.

The healing benefits of massage have been widely researched and documented.  No harmful effects have been recorded when massage is applied properly and under correct circumstances.

You may see the benefits of massage immediately after your session.  In some circumstances, it may take several massages to see improvement.  Some owners notice their dogs sleep better, rise from lying down easier, and move with less lameness or stiffness.  Some canines “shake off” stiffness faster after rest or have a number of “good movement” days.  Your pet may feel an energy boost or come to you for more rubs/petting the following a massage.  It some instances, it may take a day or two before you see a difference in your companion.

You should take note of any changes your dog experiences after massage and how long they last.  Its normal for some dogs to be thirsty, need to relieve themselves more, or be a sleepy following massage. It’s important for the practitioner to receive this feedback as it helps target areas for subsequent massages.

If you have questions or concerns about your companion and how they are behaving the following massage please reach out to your practitioner.

Rates & Services

SpryDog Massage is a mobile-massage therapy service that provides Dog massage and Dog therapy services to the North Shore of Massachusetts and travel costs are included in the service rate. Home services outside the North Shore are billed by mileage, time and assessed on an individual basis. Please contact us for the rate to your home today at (978) 273-2330, or email us at

You can also purchase our SpryDog gift certificates that make wonderful gifts for dog-loving friends and family members!

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Tracee Baker, Certified Practitioner


(978) 273-2330



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Owner Info and Medical History


A canine massage is not a substitute for veterinary care. If you dog has serious medical issues, veterinary approval to proceed with massage will be required.

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