Canine Massage in Naples Florida
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Frequently asked questions...

What is canine massage?

Massage is the gentle manipulation of skin, muscle, and other soft tissue with intent and specific techniques designed to achieve specific therapeutic results. Click here for some specific benefits of canine massage.

What are the qualifications of a canine massage therapist?

Kris Whipple is a canine massage therapist, certified in Canine Therapeutic Massage, Sports Dog Massage and Senior Dog Massage. She is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM.) Kris is also member of the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork. Learn more about Kris.

Does Dharma Dog come to me, or do I bring my dog to you?

We come to you. Your dog will be more relaxed and agreeable to massage in familiar surroundings.

How long does a session take?

The first session, which is more an evaluation and initial consult, will typically last 60-75 minutes, regardless of your dog's size.

After the first session, a typical session will last from 30 minutes to 60 minutes and is somewhat dependent on the size of your dog and his/ her temperment. The inital evaluation will give the therapist and you a good idea of the length of sessions tol follow.

What should I expect if I decide to try canine massage for my dog?

Click here to learn what you should expect before, during, and after a canine massage session.

Do different dogs require different massages?

All breeds of dogs, from the smallest breeds to the largest, can benefit from regular massage. If you have a Sport/ Athlete Dog, or Senior dog, click on the links for special information about them.

Who's the cute dog at the top?

He's Rugby, and he loves his massages! Rugby is a Corgi/ Australian Shepherd mix and a sports dog with a long back, and his massages help keep him flexible. An added benefit from regular massage has taught him how to relax and enjoy hands-on contact. He loves to be petted for long periods now, which was not true when he was younger and had not started massage.