Massage helps to restore the health of muscles by improving the circulation. It also helps reduce anxiety, relieve tension and improve flexibility. It primarily focuses on the muscles and eveloping fascia.
Stretching exercises improve range of motion of the joints, improve flexibility, as well as decrease pain and improve rate of recovery.
Baited stretches use treats to encourage them to move through their range of motion on their own.
Manual therapies are used in most veterinary physiotherapy programmes. They include hands on techniques, that include soft tissue mobilisation, range of motion and joint and spinal mobilisations.
These therapies are normally used in all clients as massage helps them to relax at the start of treatment. Other benefits include: improving pain, reducing inflammation, mobilise scar tissue and soft tissues.