Animal Massage Therapy

Alana Stevenson is a certified animal massage therapist specializing in small animal massage. She teaches clients professional massage therapy techniques so they can properly massage their dogs and cats at home. Skills and techniques taught are

  • Effleurage
  • StretchingAlana Stevenson Animal Massage Therapy
  • Passive Range of Motion
  • Petrissage
  • Compression
  • Myofascial Massage
  • Vibration
  • Skin Rolling
  • Direct Pressure
  • Locating & Releasing Trigger Points
  • Body Rocking
  • Friction
  • Laying on of Hands

During animal massage sessions, Alana will go over basic dog and cat anatomy, how to read canine and feline body language, and ways to incorporate mindful and gentle touch and massage into the daily routine.

Massage therapy sessions vary in length and are scheduled by appointment. Deposits are required to hold appointments and are nonrefundable.

To schedule an animal massage therapy session, call Alana at 617.921.1224 or email

What Clients Say

Why massage is important for animals and how they benefit.

How we touch animals can have a significant effect on their behavior. Massage is relaxing and healing, can acclimate animals to human touch and handling, and can strengthen the bond between people and their pets.

Massage reduces muscle soreness, prevents muscle atrophy, relaxes muscles, improves circulation and blood flow, eases stress, strengthens muscle tone, eases chronic pain, relieves nervous tension and anxiety, improves balance, and speeds healing from illness and injury.

Regularly massaging your dog or cat can calm them down which results in them being better behaved. Elderly and sick animals enjoy massage because it is relaxing, healing, and provides them with one-on-one quality time with you. Shy and fearful or touch-sensitive animals can benefit from massage because it can make them more comfortable with being touched and handled.

Massaging your dog or cat will help you detect possible injuries, locate areas of muscle tenderness, and help find lumps, bumps and other abnormalities that might otherwise go unnoticed. Massage is safe, effective, and gentle.

Cats like massage too.

Although cats are more sensitive to how they are touched, cats can benefit from massage as well. Learning your cats special preferences will help strengthen the bond between you and your cat and can increase your cat’s desire for physical contact.