The Doggie Den

14 Blake Street, Northboro, MA 01532

Phone: 508-393-6970

Canine Massage at The Doggie Den

At The Doggie Den we´re committed to improving the quality of life for you and your dog. To that end, we ensure that your pup gets plenty of exercise, affection, socialization, grooming, proper nutrition and training. Our goal is for you and your family to have the pleasure of living with a good-looking, healthy, relaxed, well-mannered canine companion.

We are pleased to announce an additional life-enhancing service for your dog: canine therapeutic massage. In recent years, dog owners have developed a heightened awareness of the role of exercise, excellent nutrition and preventive health care. We offer massage as part of this growing awareness. Massage is an important aspect of a dog owner´s ability to increase their pet´s health, longevity and well-being. It involves systematically applied touch and motion for the purpose of healing, improved circulation, relaxation, and pain management. Massage can also improve your dog´s self confidence, simply because he or she feels better.

Here are some examples of massage´s great benefits:

  • Provides relaxation and stress reduction: massage helps release endorphins.
  • Builds trust in human touch for dogs that have been abused.
  • Increases circulation, movement of body fluids, and elimination of toxins. These things in turn increase oxygenation and nutrition to muscle and soft tissue.
  • Supports recovery from injuries and illnesses involving muscle and soft tissue.
  • Eases the pain of arthritis, hip dysplasia and joint disease.
  • Releases lactic acid from sore muscles, which decreases swelling and inflammation.
  • Alleviates stiffness and eases spasms.
  • And, of course, massage makes your dog feel good!

Our massage therapist, Lynne Flanagan, is a certified Small Animal Massage Therapist and Pet Massage Instructor. She founded Paws That Matter, a pet massage service based in Southborough, MA. Lynne is a leader in her field and has appeared on TV in the Fox New England News, Tails of Boston, and Animal Agenda. She uses an integrated method of massage sequences and cranial sacral therapies.

To schedule a massage with Lynne Flanagan call us at 508-393-6970 or use our online registration form.