Animal Massage as an Alternative Therapy for Your Pet
Modern animal massage started in the 1960’s. Equine massage therapy was incorporated into the United States Olympic Equestrian Team training program by the founder of sports massage, Jack Meagher. It is still regularly used by upper level equestrian athletes. Further, K-9 agility and working dogs reap the benefits of massage to increase flexibility, improve range of motion, and prevent injury.
"...we must never forget, every time we sit on a horse, what an extraordinary privilege it is: to be able to unite one's body with that of another sentient being, one that is stronger, faster and more agile by far than we are, and at the same time, brave, generous, and uncommonly forgiving." ~ William Steinkraus, Olympic equestrian.