Massage and the Canine Companion<br />
Objective<br />What is Massage?  <br />Why Massage?<br />Implementation - Common conditions/diseases massage benefits<br /...
What is Massage?<br />Massage is the manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body.<br />
Why Massage?<br />ACUTE PAIN <br />Generally, acute pain is responsive to conventional drug therapy; however,  untreated o...
Common Chronic Pain Conditions<br />Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease<br />Hip Dysplasia<br />Specific Surgical Pr...
Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease in Aging Dogs<br />MultiModal approach to treatment – weight, exercise, pharmaco...
Hip Dysplasia<br />Single joint disease can lead to multiple joint  disease through inactivity.<br />Massage may help to p...
Specific Surgical Procedures<br />Aids in recovery of more complicated surgeries, such as ACL, TPO, FHO<br />Amputations r...
Cancer<br />Deep tissue massage is generally not recommended for cancer patients.<br />Patients with osteosarcoma, chondro...
Overweight or Obese Patients<br />Massage complements an exercise program by relieving soreness of the muscles and ligamen...
Athletic/Sports Enthusiasts<br />Effective Pre, Peri, or Post Event<br />Massage improves circulation, repairing damaged t...
Expectations <br />What MASSAGE does systemically to the body<br />
Benefits to theNervous System (PNS)<br />Massage directly influences the Peripheral Nervous System via pressure and rhythm...
Benefits to the Endocrine System<br />Can increase serotonin and dopamine levels<br />May decrease cortisol levels<br />Re...
Benefits to the Respiratory System<br />Decreases respiration rate<br />Decreases sensation of dyspnea<br />Decreases lary...
Benefits to the Lymphatic System	<br />Promotes lymphatic circulation<br />Reduces lymphadema<br />Decreases weight in pat...
Benefits to theCardiovascular System<br />Increases stroke volume (ease/force of blood through vessels) <br />Improves blo...
Benefits to the Digestive System<br />Promotes evacuation of colon<br />Relieves constipation<br />Stimulates digestion<br...
Benefits to the Musculoskeletal System<br />Lengthen muscle<br />Increase flexibility<br />Improve muscular nutrition<br /...
Musculoskeletal System cont.<br />When a muscle overstretches, a spasm often results. <br />Sometimes, instead of a spasm,...
Ligaments and Tendons<br />Tendons<br />Can endure an enormous amount of tension<br />Can stay contracted after heavy exer...
How does your practice benefit from what I do?  Your clients may come to you sooner for ...<br />Treatment for a soft tiss...
Session Characteristics<br />15, 30, 45, 60 minute appointments<br />Techniques include Swedish, Shiatsu, Energy Healing, ...
What do I tune into?<br />Observations of body composition, stride length, limb carriage, spinal column bending (pulling o...
Range of Motion<br />Provides loss of range of motion in limb joints<br />Maintains joint integrity and blood flow<br />In...
Stretching<br />Will increase flexibility<br />Prevention of injuries<br />Improved general metabolism<br />Better Gait an...
Contraindications of Massage<br />Acute onset of illness, trauma, fever, inflammation<br />Immediately post- surgery<br />...
In Closing...<br />Its important to remember that massage is a new modality/mentality to clients.<br />Aging dogs are more...
Bibliography<br />Canine Massage, A Complete Reference Manual, 2nd Ed, by Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, 2004<br />Bancroft Scho...
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Introducing canine massage to veterinary staff; states how massage can benefit various canine ailments

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  1. 1. Massage and the Canine Companion<br />
  2. 2. Objective<br />What is Massage? <br />Why Massage?<br />Implementation - Common conditions/diseases massage benefits<br />Expectations - Effects of soft tissue manipulation <br />Session characteristics<br />Q and A<br />
  3. 3. What is Massage?<br />Massage is the manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body.<br />
  4. 4. Why Massage?<br />ACUTE PAIN <br />Generally, acute pain is responsive to conventional drug therapy; however, untreated or inadequately treated pain can lead to the development of chronic pain. <br />CHRONIC PAIN<br />Constant Pain with some days better than others<br />Body can not seem to heal from injury<br />May or may not involve tissue damage<br />Individual Pain Tolerance<br />
  5. 5. Common Chronic Pain Conditions<br />Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease<br />Hip Dysplasia<br />Specific Surgical Procedures<br />Cancer<br />Obesity<br />Athletics<br />
  6. 6. Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease in Aging Dogs<br />MultiModal approach to treatment – weight, exercise, pharmacologic, massage and/or PT<br />Immediate effects of massage include<br />Relief of muscle tension<br />Improvement of joint and muscle function<br />Regulation of muscle tone and preparation of muscles for activity<br />May help to maintain muscle mass<br />
  7. 7. Hip Dysplasia<br />Single joint disease can lead to multiple joint disease through inactivity.<br />Massage may help to prevent <br />loss of muscle mass and wasting by increasing the blood flow to muscles (thereby also delivering oxygen and nutrients) <br />increasing muscle function, which places less stress on the joints <br />Range of motion may be increased, easing tension and pain during the flexion and extension of movement<br />
  8. 8. Specific Surgical Procedures<br />Aids in recovery of more complicated surgeries, such as ACL, TPO, FHO<br />Amputations require special attention to the myofascial and spinal restriction they will develop along back, neck and remaining limbs<br />Skeletal system has different healing periods<br />Muscles can atrophy while bone(s) heal <br />Lipomas can mechanically influence body movement before and after removal<br />
  9. 9. Cancer<br />Deep tissue massage is generally not recommended for cancer patients.<br />Patients with osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, skeletal metasis, spinal instability, low platelet counts, or osteopenia should NOT receive massage.<br />Massage can be an effective tool to combat lymphedema, stress, contractures, and neuropathic pain.<br />
  10. 10. Overweight or Obese Patients<br />Massage complements an exercise program by relieving soreness of the muscles and ligaments<br />Depending on patient and regimen, massage can reduce lymphedema<br />Massage stimulates absorbtion of nutrients and evacuation of the waste products<br />
  11. 11. Athletic/Sports Enthusiasts<br />Effective Pre, Peri, or Post Event<br />Massage improves circulation, repairing damaged tissue, and restores range of motion.<br />Stretches ligaments and tendons, distributes joint fluid over articular surfaces, increases flexibility and muscle strength, thus helping to prevent injury<br />
  12. 12. Expectations <br />What MASSAGE does systemically to the body<br />
  13. 13. Benefits to theNervous System (PNS)<br />Massage directly influences the Peripheral Nervous System via pressure and rhythm.<br />Reduces stress, anxiety<br />Decreases beta wave activity<br />Increases alpha and delta wave activity<br />Activates sensory receptors<br />
  14. 14. Benefits to the Endocrine System<br />Can increase serotonin and dopamine levels<br />May decrease cortisol levels<br />Reduces norephrinephrine and feelings of depression<br />
  15. 15. Benefits to the Respiratory System<br />Decreases respiration rate<br />Decreases sensation of dyspnea<br />Decreases laryngeal tension<br />Increases fluid discharge from lungs<br />
  16. 16. Benefits to the Lymphatic System <br />Promotes lymphatic circulation<br />Reduces lymphadema<br />Decreases weight in patients with lymphadema<br />Increases lymphocyte count<br />Increases number and function of Natural Killer cells.<br />
  17. 17. Benefits to theCardiovascular System<br />Increases stroke volume (ease/force of blood through vessels) <br />Improves blood circulation<br />Stimulates release of acetylchoine and histamine for sustained vasodilation<br />Replenishes nutritive material<br />Promotes rapid removal of waste products<br />Reduces ischemia <br />Decreases blood pressure, pulse, and heart rate<br />Increase production of RBCs, WBCs, and platelets<br />
  18. 18. Benefits to the Digestive System<br />Promotes evacuation of colon<br />Relieves constipation<br />Stimulates digestion<br />Relieves colic and intestinal gas<br />
  19. 19. Benefits to the Musculoskeletal System<br />Lengthen muscle<br />Increase flexibility<br />Improve muscular nutrition<br />Increase range of motion<br />Improve performance<br />Improve motor skills<br />Can loosen residual tension in tendons<br />Relieve muscle tension<br />Relax muscles<br />Reduce soreness and fatigue<br />Tone weak muscles<br />Manually separate muscle fibersthus decreasing muscle spasms<br />
  20. 20. Musculoskeletal System cont.<br />When a muscle overstretches, a spasm often results. <br />Sometimes, instead of a spasm, muscle fibers tear and trigger inflammation.<br />The healing process lays down connective tissue in a web like pattern, but this new tissue has reduced the strength, flexibility, and elasticity of the muscle.<br />
  21. 21. Ligaments and Tendons<br />Tendons<br />Can endure an enormous amount of tension<br />Can stay contracted after heavy exercise<br />Ligaments<br />Limited blood supply<br />Limited contraction power <br />With repeated overstretching, can lose 25% of strength<br />
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  25. 25. How does your practice benefit from what I do? Your clients may come to you sooner for ...<br />Treatment for a soft tissue injury<br />Evaluation and treatment for joint pain<br />Lameness<br />Bumps and Lumps<br />Body Condition (obesity management)<br />General overall wellness<br />
  26. 26. Session Characteristics<br />15, 30, 45, 60 minute appointments<br />Techniques include Swedish, Shiatsu, Energy Healing, Passive ROM, and Deep Tissue, Stretching<br />Preference is animal on floor, lateral position<br />Any issues/concerns noted would be communicated to owner for awareness and/or veterinarian follow-up<br />Records kept from each session<br />Animal is in charge, dictating pressure and time<br />
  27. 27. What do I tune into?<br />Observations of body composition, stride length, limb carriage, spinal column bending (pulling on leash), turning<br />Gait analysis <br />Range of Motion<br />Basic Medical History/Current Medications<br />
  28. 28. Range of Motion<br />Provides loss of range of motion in limb joints<br />Maintains joint integrity and blood flow<br />Increases diffusion of synovial fluid within joint<br />Muscular Re-Training<br />Can reduce pain in that particular area<br />
  29. 29. Stretching<br />Will increase flexibility<br />Prevention of injuries<br />Improved general metabolism<br />Better Gait and movement<br />Best done during cool down after exercise or massage<br />
  30. 30. Contraindications of Massage<br />Acute onset of illness, trauma, fever, inflammation<br />Immediately post- surgery<br />Disk rupture<br />Cancer (debatable) <br />Wounds or lacerations<br />
  31. 31. In Closing...<br />Its important to remember that massage is a new modality/mentality to clients.<br />Aging dogs are more likely to experience pain today due to their increased life span as a result of advances in veterinary medicine.<br />Massage is an option for those clients committed to an alternative/holistic lifestyle.<br />Massage is an option for those patients that do not tolerate NSAIDS or do not receive enough relief from them.<br />
  32. 32. Bibliography<br />Canine Massage, A Complete Reference Manual, 2nd Ed, by Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, 2004<br />Bancroft School of Massage Therapy Small Animal Massage Program, 2007<br />Various abstracts from North American Veterinary Conference 2006 <br />Veterinary Practice News, Robinson, Narda DVM, “Comforting Cancer Pattients with CAM”, 11/20/07<br />Diagrams provided by Bryan Edwards Publishing Inc. Produced by Bryan E. Nash. Written and Illustrated by Flash Anatomy, Inc. Anatomical Illustrations by Meredith Albertelli. Graphics by Bianca M. Montoya. Copyright 2004 by Bryan Edwards Publishing.<br />

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