Canine Massage Therapy

At Cairns Performance Massage our goal is to provide canine massage therapy to help your dog improve their mobility, performance, and quality of life.

Canine Massage Therapy may sound unusual, but most people know the pleasure and relief massage can bring, particularly to relieve aches and pains caused by tense or over-worked muscles.

Canine Massage Therapy is a powerful tool in the natural healing processes of the body. It benefits the overall well-being of a dog, whether they have a medical problem (or not), helping to maintain the immune system, and providing positive benefits to all the major systems of the body.

This experience will benefit dogs of all breeds (whether pure-bred or mixed) at any age, whether they are an athletic agility competitor, a family pet who loves to chase, or an elderly, arthritic dog whose mobility is becoming restricted.

Canine Massage Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive ‘complimentary’ therapy, which means it works alongside any treatment your dog is receiving from the vet.

As a fully qualified canine massage therapist Peter offers canine massage therapy on site in our treatment rooms at Cairns Performance Massage.

The Benefits of Canine Massage Therapy:

  • To speed recovery from injury, trauma, or illness
  • To relax muscular tension and spasm
  • To increase the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles
  • To aid the release and disposal of toxins such as lactic acid, thus reducing the effects of stiffness and soreness after exercise
  • To help maintain suppleness and flexibility of joints by stimulating the production of synovial fluid
  • To improve the efficiency of the lymphatic system and assisting in the dispersal of excess tissue fluids and swelling
  • To stimulate the sebaceous glands, helping to rid the skin surface of dead cells and make the coat shine with natural health
  • To identify and improve some gait faults
  • To calm over-anxious dogs by inducing a more relaxed state, modulating the heart rate and respiration.

In addition, canine massage therapy can be performed prior to events such as agility, showing, racing, trialling etc, to prepare and focus both body and mind appropriately, and post-event, to cool down, relax, and help to rid the body of the waste products of metabolism.

Canine Massage Therapy may benefit the following conditions:

  • Intermittent lameness
  • Uneven or faulty gait
  • Soft tissue injuries including muscle and tendon strains
  • Osteo-arthritis
  • Neurological disorders – limb function
  • Poor coat and skin conditions
  • Pain relief for age-related or congenital conditions.
  • Elderly or infirm dogs
  • Convalescing from injury such as falls, twists, etc
  • Working dogs who have demanding roles
  • Dogs who are hypersensitive to touch.

Techniques used in our Canine Massage Therapy sessions may include:

  • Emmett Therapy
  • Canine Myofunctional Therapy (remedial massage, sports massage, trigger point & myofascial therapy)
  • Aromatherapy

During every treatment, we continually assess your dog to better understand what is happening. We then conduct an appropriate treatment and discuss how we will formulate a treatment plan ideal for any future treatments.

Note: Please consider bringing some treats or a toy for your dog as a reward for during the massage. If your dog has any behavioural issues, please bring a muzzle for the dog to wear during the treatment.

Does Cairns Performance Massage Offer Gift Vouchers? Yes We Do

Do you know someone who needs a massage? Maybe its a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, a Birthday, Mothers and/or Fathers Day, or just because they need a bloody good massage! Then why not get them a Gift Voucher from Cairns Performance Massage!

Purchase a DOLLAR amount for the Gift Voucher (e.g. $50, $100, $150). All Gift Vouchers can be spent on any service (i.e. Remedial, Pregnancy or Canine massage) or any products stocked in the clinic.

Gift Voucher Terms and Conditions

Vouchers are valid for 3 years from date of purchase. Vouchers are not redeemable for cash. No replacements if lost, destroyed or used without permission.

Need to book an appointment?


07 4054 3223

Where to Find Us

Shop 1 / 8 Carnation Dr

Mooroobool Q 4870

Clinic Hours

M:   8:00am - 1:00pm

T:    8:00am - 6:30pm

W:   8:00am - 6:30pm

T:    8:00am - 6:30pm

F:     8:00am - 1:00pm

S:     8:00am - 1:00pm


Note: Trading hours may change at short notice due to therapist availability. We apologise for any inconvenience.


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