Pet Kneads

Welcome to Pet Kneads

Serving Southwest Washington and the Greater Portland area, Pet Kneads is a mobile, small animal massage practice that provides rehabilitative and maintenance massage for your pet in the comfort of their own home. With a focus on preventative care, maintenance massage is a gentle and non-invasive approach to help relieve pain and reduce stress. It's a wonderful way to help keep your pet at their peak level of health, both physically and emotionally, along with regular veterinary visits.  Rehabilitative massage helps to optimize your pet's healing potential and support the efforts being made to recover from injury or illness by not only addressing the immediate needs of the tissues, but by also educating the animal's body and mind of a more flowing and efficient manner of movement.  This is done with specialized massage techniques, and is a supportive component of the rehabilitative plan created by your vet, as well as any other professionals working with you and your pet during their time of recovery.


Benefits of Massage

Long days of outdoor play or work can cause wear and tear on your pet's body.  Massage helps keep their body healthy by flushing toxins out of their muscle tissue.  Massage can also offer stress relief for pets whose owners are away for work or vacation.  For the older pet, massage can offer pain relief and aid in flexibility for stiff or arthritic joints.  Whether you have a couch-potato Great Dane, a water-loving Labrador, or even a frisky English Shorthair, Pet Kneads will develop a massage plan to best fit your pet's needs.

Some of the benefits of massage therapy for pets include:

  • Improves joint flexibility

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Mobilizes soft tissue

  • Relieves restlessness and sleep disturbances

  • Decreases blood pressure

  • Reduces pain and swelling in joints

  • Aids in digestion

  • Removes dead skin cells and loose fur

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Reduces muscle spasms

  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness

  • Improves proprioception (muscle memory)

  • Cleanses the body of metabolic waste

  • Improves alignment of the skeletal structure without force

  • Improves blood circulation

  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing

  • And much more!