canine massage benefits
increase circulation, flush toxins, boost immune function
loosen muscles and connective tissues, improve flexibility and range of motion
aid in recovery after injury or surgery, reduce pain and swelling, promote healing
reduce stress and anxiety, establish positive associations with touch
canine massage services
learn about the benefits of canine massage and how it can help your dog
in-home visit to review your dog's health & behavior history, build trust and initiate massage
-$45 for 30 min-
-$80 for 60 min-
massage & bodywork sessions tailored to the needs of your dog, in the comfort of your own home
-$125 for 90 min-
individualized one-on-one instruction on simple at-home massage techniques to maximize wellness
- discounts available for animal rescue organizations & service dogs -
wellness & wags services neighborhoods on the north side of Chicago, IL. Travel fees may apply for sessions outside of the serviced area.
wellness & wags strives to be part of a comprehensive wellness plan for your dog.
canine massage is not a substitute for veterinary care.
Caragh Reilly | nCCMT
Not too long ago, I was working a corporate gig in advertising and daydreaming about dogs. But when I adopted my shepherd mix Oscar, I went from dog lover to dog obsessed! Wanting to fill my days with all things dog, I left my job to build a dream career in canine wellness. Much training later, I’m living my passion by helping to keep your dog well and wagging. And when I'm not busy massaging dogs, I love to volunteer within the Chicago animal rescue community - rescued is my favorite breed!
I received my canine massage certification through the Chicago School of Canine Massage, now Canis Bodyworks, in 2017, and am nationally certified through the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage (NBCAAM). I have training in advanced post-surgical, edema management, and oncology techniques and am a certified FearFree professional committed to low-stress handling and positive touch experience. I have training in canine aquatics and am certified in Pet First Aid & CPR.
I believe that positive touch experiences and canine massage have powerful benefits for dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages, breeds, and temperaments. I hope you will give me a call or send me a message to discuss how canine massage & bodywork can help keep your pup well and wagging.