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
While different than human massage, canine massage uses similar techniques such as pressure, strokes, vibration and rocking. Massage can help relieve muscle tension, soreness, spasms and weaknesses. It interrupts the pain cycle by increasing oxygen to muscles and joints and helps restores tissue fibers. Increased flexibility and range of motion in limbs helps prevent injury and discomfort from arthritis and hip dysplasia through the release of endorphins.
Cardiac muscles and the lymphatic and respiratory systems are all positively impacted. The heart rate and blood pressure of animals who participate in massage are decreased and the hearts’ stroke volume is increased. Asthma attacks decline in frequency, and there is a decrease in the animal’s respiratory rate. Massage aids in assisting the natural lymphatic system of the body to minimize edema, or swelling, and thus decreasing the pressure on the sensory nerves registering pain within the body. By increasing the flow of the lymphatic fluids, fresh nutrients are encouraged at an increased rate within the targeted area in need.
Massage engages the parasympathetic system as well which aids digestion, relieves constipation and can decrease stress.
For the animals’ skin and fur, massage elongates and softens connective tissue and fascia which results in better blood flow. Beneficial oils are moved throughout the skin during massage, resulting in healthier skin, hair and coat.
All body systems (not just muscles and joints) can benefit from massage as body work engages all the body systems. Canine massage can provide emotional well-being for animals and massage therapists often work with animals to calm hyperactivity, anxiousness, and nervousness.
All in all, massage helps your companion maintain homeostasis in their body.
If you have questions about massage, and feel as if it may be an option for your companion, please feel free to call SpryDog Massage at (978) 273-2330.
What To Expect
We Come to You – Or Visit Us in Peabody, MA!
We know that strange places, smells and sometimes even car rides can be stressful for your pet. That is why SpryDog Massage can make things easier and come to you! We offer house calls within our catchment area, and can travel outside of the area, for an additional travel fee. However, we do have space available to see your dog in Peabody, MA should you prefer.
1. The Initial Appointment
Your first appointment will last 60-75 minutes, and include an evaluation and introductory massage session. This meeting will provide an opportunity for you and your dog to meet me, and for me to learn about your dog.
Sessions are going to vary from canine to canine, but your questionnaire will allow me to conduct the best possible therapeutic session. A full intake will provide health, history, training, medication, and veterinary information.
2. The Session
3. After the Session
You may see noticeable results after only one session, but sometimes it may take several. Sometimes, pet owners tell me their dog sleeps more soundly and their older dogs are more active and comfortable.
An added benefit of any form of massage for your dog is the additional hands on bonding time you can enjoy. With that comes the awareness of any subtle changes in your dog’s body or health.
SpryDog Massage services the North Shore area of Massachusetts and mainly within a 20-mile radius of Peabody, MA. A travel fee may apply to surrounding towns not within the radius. Please contact us for travel rate in your town at (978) 273-2330, or email us at SpryDogMassage@comcast.net
SpryDog Massage Service Area
As mentioned above, SpryDog Massage provides Dog Massage and Dog Therapy services to the North Shore area of Massachusetts, mainly within a 20-mile radius of Peabody, Massachusetts. Some of these areas include, but are not limited to, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Burlington, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Stoneham, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wakefield, Wilmington, Woburn and more.
A travel fee may apply to surrounding towns not within the radius. Please contact us for travel rate in your town at (978) 273-2330, or email us at SpryDogMassage@comcast.net
Rates & Services
In-Home SessionsInitial Appointments
- The Initial Appointment for any pet typically lasts 60-75 minutes, and includes assessment, history and initial impressions.
In-Home SessionsSubsequent Appointments
- The Subsequent Sessions are billed at $60 per 45-60 min session. A series of 3-sessions are available at a reduced rate of $165.
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 SpryDogMassage@comcast.net.
You can also purchase our SpryDog gift certificates that make wonderful gifts for dog-loving friends and family members!
About the Founder
SpryDog Massage founder, Tracee Baker, is a certified animal massage practitioner in the North Shore area of Massachusetts and is acutely aware of all the benefits of massage.
“As an owner of a Bernese Mountain dog, I saw the benefits that he received from a massage after an injury. Because of those benefits, I entered school to study, train and become a massage practitioner for small animals at Bancroft School of Massage in Worcester, MA. I see the positive impact that massage can provide animals, and am confident that massage can and will add quality of life to your companion!Tracee Baker, Owner of SpryDog Massage
Tracee Baker, Certified Practitioner
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.