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Healing with Massage Therapy

Dog Receiving Massage, Savannah Holistic Veterinary Care

Researchers based Tui-na massage therapy on Chinese Medical theory. Tui-na uses a mixture of acupressure, conventional massage, and chiropractic techniques. There are no known side-effects, making massage therapy one of the safest Chinese based therapies.

Savannah Holistic Veterinary Care uses massage therapy in conjunction with acupuncture and herbal treatments to maintain the overall wellness of your pet. We can show you massage techniques that you can do to assist in your pet’s recovery and develop a deeper connection between you and your pet.

Tui-na Has Many Benefits

Tui-na massage can regulate the Meridian Channels (where energy flows through the body), soothe joints, promote circulation of the Qi and blood, and strengthen the immune system. Savannah Holistic Veterinary Care uses Tui-na to treat your pet’s acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. We also use this technique for non-musculoskeletal conditions. Tui-na promotes balance in the body, therefore it works well as a preventative medicine therapy. Overall, massage therapy minimizes injuries and enhances your pet’s recovery speed by increasing range of motion and decreasing pain. In addition, massage increases circulation and nerve stimulation.

Tui-na Techniques

Mo-fa: touching skin and muscle
Rou-fa: rotary kneading
Ca-fa: rubbing
Tui-fa: pushing
An-fa: pressing
Nie-fa: pinching
Dou-fa: shaking
Ba-sheng-fa: stretching
Cuo-fa: kneading

Physical Therapy

Savannah Holistic Veterinary Care uses physical therapy techniques to increase the function and mobility of your pet’s joints and muscles. Physical therapy helps decrease pain and reduces recovery time from injury, surgery, and disease. We use multiple physical therapy techniques, such as balance exercises to help strengthen weak muscles. Strengthening exercises, like walking up-hill, are effective in building up muscles and recovering from surgery or injury. Our overall goal with physical therapy is to improve the quality of life for your pet and reduce their pain.