Canine Massage

What is Canine Massage?

Canine massage is a gentle, yet powerful way to help improve a dog’s health and general well-being. It is a massage therapy developed specifically for dogs and involves various techniques, using the therapist’s hands to work on the skin, muscles and joints. Canine massage can aid in the healing process of soft tissue-related conditions by triggering your dog’s natural ability to heal itself from injury, strain and surgery. Massage can also be effective in detecting stiffness, pain, swelling and tension, and may assist in avoiding costly complications from overlooked problems. Canine massage can also be beneficial for those dogs suffering behavioral issues. It can help relieve stress and anxiety, which can lead to an improved emotional outlook. 

Why choose Gillian Edwards and Four Paws Holistic Therapy?

Certified in therapeutic, sport and senior massage, Gillian deeply understands the benefits that massage can bring to dogs. Whether for rehabilitation or relaxation, she treats each dog as an individual, tailoring treatments to an animal’s specific needs. Gillian’s knowledge of canine massage techniques, coupled with her ability to communicate directly with animals, allows her to help activate a dog’s natural ability to heal and balance its emotional, physical and mental health. 


It’s important to know that canine massage therapy is in no way a substitute for traditional veterinary care. Gillian does not offer veterinary advice nor diagnose medical problems. If something is noticed during treatment, she will bring it to your attention. Clients should always contact their veterinarians if they believe their animal is suffering from any type of illness or injury.

Benefits of Canine Massage

  • Helps manage pain and increase mobility in dogs
  • Promotes general well being
  • Relaxes the nervous system
  • Boosts immune and circulatory systems
  • Improves muscle tone, flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduces muscle tension and fatigue
  • Stimulates circulation and improves lymphatic flow
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Builds trust


Help your animals find physical and emotional health through massage: