Pet Massage

Therapeutic massage can give your pet the same benefits as human massage: increased circulation, improved digestion, strengthened immunity, stress relief, comfort when aging, and muscle relaxation after a hard day.  Massage is also an option for natural pain management and helping heal the whole animal – mind, body, and spirit – not just the symptoms.

Massage appointments are for 30 minutes in length and are conducted in a private massage room in our store. Call today to schedule a massage for your pet.



Cindy Vandenhouten – Licensed Massage Therapist  Cindy Vandenhouten has been a massage therapist for humans for more than 20 years. She has taught massage therapy and also has taken specialized training in small animal massage. She works primarily on dogs, since that is the demand, but she is qualified for all companion animals. Cindy has offered therapeutic pet massage at Pet Nirvana since 2010.


Benefits for all pets:

  • Releasing natural endorphins.
  • Improving circulation.
  • Helping to eliminate toxins and wastes from their bodies.
  • Improving joint flexibility and muscle tone.
  • Improving the condition of skin, coat, gums, and teeth.
  • Improving their attitude and ability to focus, which can affect behavior, training, and performance.

Benefits for older pets or pets recovering from injuries:

  • Helping to prevent muscle atrophy.
  • Reducing the recovery time from soft tissue injuries.
  • Providing relief from muscle soreness and spasms.
  • Relieving pain and discomfort associated with arthritis and hip dysplasia.