Welcome to Skillful Paws.
We offer sport, and therapeutic massage for your dog and acupressure for dogs and horses. We are located in Austin, where we come to you to work with your animal. Should you be outside of Austin, we happily travel too.
Why Animal Acupressure and Massage?
Animals, just like humans, get muscle tension, tightness and sprains that can lead to pain, headaches and decreased mobility. They don’t complain or ask for a Tylenol. Instead they compensate by using other muscle groups.
Often we don’t notice the sometimes subtle changes in movement, and/or behavior, caused by hidden muscle problems. Trauma and emotional stress also affects your horse, or dog, causing its body to tense up.
In time the decreased blood flow through the muscles can lead to a less effective immune system and make the animal more prone to infections. Massage and acupressure increases the circulation and helps the body to get rid of toxins
and boosts the immune system.
Can all horses and dogs benefit from bodywork?
The answer is yes. For dogs I perform therapeutic massage, sports massage, and acupressure - for horses we offer acupressure which can have the same wonderful effect as massage in regards to muscle problems. Some animals need one type, some need a combination, all depending on age, health and special needs.