Canine Massage Therapy

Dr. Cheyenne Coleman

Equine and Canine Massage Therapist

What is Massage Therapy?

Soft tissue mobilization through stroking, rubbing, kneading, and taping to aid in muscle recovery and maintenance. When a muscle is overworked, over-exercised, or injured adhesions can develop in the tissue. These adhesions are similar to scar tissue. During the natural healing process, they will constrict making it difficult for the muscle to function to its full potential. Sports massage in particular targets the breaking up of these adhesions while also improving circulation and the release of endorphins.

What are the Benefits?
  • Improve circulation

  • Enhance muscle tone

  • Improve range of motion

  • Promotes healing and pain reduction

  • Prevention of atrophy in inactive muscles

We are very excited that our canine massage therapist Cheyenne Coleman, will be taking appointments every Thursday between 9 am-6 pm at our Butler Creek Animal Hospital location! Please call (770) 529-7277 to schedule your pet's appointment today!

Here's a short video showing Cheyenne performing massage therapy on sweet 14-year-old Sophie who suffers from arthritis.

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Fellow playcare pet owners, I recommend you take advantage of Cedarcrest’s new pet massage therapist, Cheyenne. I took my cocker spaniel, Leroy, for a visit and he thought it was great. He came home very mellow and relaxed.

After his visit, Cheyenne gave me a call to let me know how the visit went. She said he had a couple of sore muscles in his shoulder and back. I wasn’t aware of it, he wasn’t limping. I told her we had a petty intense play session the night before and she said that was probably why. She explained that like us (humans) pets can get sore after a hard workout. Cheyenne was able to work his soreness out and he happily went back to playcare.

So if you have a pet that plays really hard or maybe just aging, think about treating them to a massage.