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Feature April 2019 Issue

Massage for What Ails Them

Massage by the right practitioner can feel as good to them as it does to us.

Massage for What Ails Them

More veterinarians are referring patients to animal massage practitioners, both for relief from pain and to restore function and vigor.

Massage therapy for cats can ease the pain and lack of mobility related to a number of conditions, says Lisa Ruthig, chair of the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage, and director of Animal Programs at the Bancroft School of Animal Massage in Worcester, Massachusetts. These include arthritis, post-operative pain, muscle strain, and even aggressiveness stemming from anxiety.

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