Benefits of our swim and massage therapy
We offer a wide variety of bodywork modalities both in and out of the water including Reiki, acupressure, cranio-sacral therapy, therapeutic massage, and therapeutic touch. While most of our clients seek a combination of both swim and massage therapy, we provide our clients therapeutic bodywork on our dog massage beds as well. Whether in or out of the pool, our skilled licensed massage therapists will work with you to help your dog achieve well-being and an improved quality of life.
For over 19 years, Wellsprings K9 has been helping dogs live longer and healthier lives through skilled massage and focused hydro-therapy. Our knowledgeable and caring staff will help your dog relax, recover, and maintain health, vitality, and mobility. It’s far more than swimming at Wellsprings K9! It’s Healing!
Canine Hip Dysplasia
- • Encourages neuro-muscular reeducation
Increases neuro-muscular facilitation after surgery, injury, and/or trauma
- • Keeps elderly dogs active and prevents weight bearing injuries
Non-weight bearing activity (90% of the dog’s body weight is removed in the water) allows for a gentler workout on old, injured, or recovering bones, joints, and soft tissues
- • Improves cardiovascular fitness and overall conditioning
Helps rebuild atrophied muscles post surgery, injury, and/or trauma
- • Encourages physical activity and use of the whole body
Movement and use of affected limb(s) in warm water without pain gives the dog more confidence to use it on land
Buoyancy provides excellent proprioceptive feedback
- • Helps control weight
Swimming is an excellent way to burn off those excess pounds.
- • Increases range of motion
Buoyancy and warm water exercise create perfect massage conditions allowing for better range of motion and stretching of a sensitive area or limb. The warm water increases blood flow to the muscles and surrounding tissue enhancing relaxation, allowing a more therapeutic massage.
Hydrostatic pressure stabilizes a dog’s joints while stretching a limb making it safer than stretching on land
- • Eases stiff and achy joints
- • Develops and maintains muscle tone
Swimming keeps performance, show, and service dogs in top condition without risk of injury and allows younger dogs a chance to burn off energy without damage to developing joints
- • Develops strength and flexibility
Resistance jets (if needed) (swimming against a gentle or very strong current, while held in place )increase stretching and strengthening