Recovery & Rehabilitation

5 Scientifically-backed Benefits of Remedial Massage

'Fun facts' not enough? Want the evidence? Here are some serious facts back by extensive scientific research.

3 big ideas

01

Stimulation of the lymphatic system

The lymphatic system works directly with canines cardiovascular circulatory system to keep the blood and fluid levels in balance, also flushing toxins out of the body. It also moves immune cells throughout your furry friend's bods to help fight against infection.

Source: Milliset al 2004, Matthews et al 2014, Edge-Hughes 2007, Robertson 2010, Goats 2014

02

Stimulation of the circulatory system

Stimulation of the circulatory system, studies have shown massage can assist in the breakdown of lymphedemas by eradicating blockages and letting fluid escape.

Source: Eliska & Eliskova, 1995

03

Improved muscle tone and range of motion in joints

Just like humans (not surprisingly), long, deep strokes increase muscle temperature and elasticity. This reduces joint stiffness, relieves muscle tightness and prevents further injury in other compensating parts of the body.

Source: Hourdebaight, 2004

04

Stimulation of the Autonomic Nervous System

Different types of massage to stimulate either the Sympathetic Nervous System or theParasympathetic Nervous System. This helps move blood and oxygen throughout the muscles and organs of your dog's body more efficiently, reducing cortisol levels.

Source: Hourdebaight, 2004

05

More effective delivery of hormones through the endocrine system

Improved circulation can lead to more efficient and effective delivery of hormones through the endocrine system helps to improve the integumentary system and keeps skin and muscles hydrated and supple.

Source: Kainer & McCracken 2003

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'Fun facts' not enough? Want the evidence? Here are some serious facts back by extensive scientific research.

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Annika Le Rade

Annika Le Rade

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