Aqua Therapy Benefits


Due to water resistance, a variety of muscle groups is used and build up in the water, therefore it is a more well-rounded, complete workout that they would receive from a run outdoors (a 15- to 20-minutes swimming is comparable to a 1,5 hour run on land)

 

It is "joint friendly" because heavy or older dogs can exercise without carrying all their weight on their joints

 

A good way to cool down AND exercise on hot summer days, when longer walks are not possible

 

Swimming also releases endorphin and serotonin in the brain, short: swimming makes your dog happy! (In fact, swimming just once every two weeks will keep your dog’s serotonin levels at the puppy level)

 

Massage Therapy Benefits

 

Eases muscle and joint pain

 

Improves flexibility and better balance

 

Improves circulation and immune function

 

Increases willingness to accept touch

 

Increases trust in humans

 

Relaxes stressed and nervous dogs

 

Eases tension and anxiety

 

Detects potential problems

 

Reduces risk of potential injury

 

Reduced recovery time from injury or illness

 

Achieve and maintain healthy activity levels


Increases quality of life (also releases endorphins)

Requirements

No feeding 2-3 hours before swim!

If you would like to join, wear at least a T-shirt in water (dogs usually try to swim towards people in the water and try to get a hold on them, they might scratch.

Let the dog release before and after Massage therapy

Price info

Aqua therapy 20 min (+ breaks as needed = 30 min session) $20

Massage therapy 30 min $25