Bodywork for Pets Spartanburg SC

Whether it's massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, or craniosacral, bodywork helps pets heal—with impressive results. Read on to learn about some of the more tried-and'true modalities, as well as a few new ones on the horizon.

Wizard of Pawz Grooming
(864) 621-0815
298 Gossett Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Description
Full service grooming salon. Small dog specialist. 30 years experience. We treat your dog like it was our own!
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

All Paws On Main
(864) 497-3275
149 B West Main Street
Duncan, SC
Description
We are a full service pet grooming salon that grooms both cats and dogs. We have excellent quality with affordable prices! Best of all, we love your pets as much as you do!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Ccs Pet Salon
(864) 585-0011
145 Marlboro Rd
Spartanburg, SC
 
Classy Canines Pet Salon & Boutique
(864) 576-3636
2811 Reidville Rd
Spartanburg, SC
 
PetSmart
(864) 576-8868
150 EAST BLACKSTOCK ROAD
SPARTANBURG, SC

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The Wizard of Pawz
(864) 576-0760
121 S. Blackstock Rd.
Spartanburg, SC
Description
Our groomer, Lynne Gillespie has been in the pet industry for over 30 years. We offer full service grooming to all breeds. We try to make grooming a plesant experience for you and your pet. Lynne especially likes to work with puppies. open Monday - Friday by appointment. We are located inside Noah's Ark Kennel.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Classy Canines Pet Salon & Boutique
(864) 576-3636
2811 Reidville Rd Ste 30
Spartanburg, SC

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Spartanburg Animal Clinic
(864) 585-5233
346 Cedar Springs Rd
Spartanburg, SC
 
Petsmart
(864) 576-7553
150 E Blackstock Rd Ste A
Spartanburg, SC
 
Noah Ark'S Kennels
(864) 576-0760
121 S Blackstock Rd
Spartanburg, SC
 
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Creature Comforts—Bodywork for Pets

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Animals respond remarkably well to techniques developed for their caregivers.

Once upon a time the word bodywork referred only to something that happened inside an auto repair shop. But as interest in alternative therapies grew, health-minded people everywhere came to realize their bodies could use an occasional tune-up, too. These days, just about everyone has reaped the benefits of a massage therapist’s skillful touch, a chiropractor’s precise adjustments, or an acupuncturist’s qi-freeing needles. But humans and Volkswagens aren’t the only ones to experience the healing potential of bodywork—pets are getting in on the game, too.

Whether it’s massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, or craniosacral, bodywork helps pets heal—with impressive results. Read on to learn about some of the more tried-and-true modalities, as well as a few new ones on the horizon.

Chiropractic
Chiropractors realign musculoskeletal problems that can cause joint and nerve dysfunction. They examine the body—from toe to jaw—looking for inflammation, spasm, muscle loss, or neurological problems that result from a skewed musculoskeletal system. Sometimes the signs don’t appear to relate directly to structure. For example, rough coats and hair loss may signal compressed nerves. When chiropractors find abnormalities, they use low-force adjustments like stretching, gentle pulling, and guiding limbs to restore normal range of motion.

The therapist should tread gently with pets because of their delicate disk material, says certified animal chiropractor Julie Kaufman, DC, owner of The Animal Holistic Care Specialists in Marshall, Wisconsin, and author of Joint Yoga for Animals (Xenophon, 2006).

Patricia McConnell, PhD, author of For the Love of Dogs (Ballantine, 2006), has taken all five of her dogs to Kaufman, from 4-month-old Will to 15-year-old Pip. Will favored his right shoulder, leaning over to one side—sometimes called a lazy sit—and McConnell wanted to address any problem before it became chronic. After minor adjustments to his neck, right shoulder, and hip, Will was sitting straight, says McConnell. And although she has seen results firsthand, McConnell admits that the movements are so gentle she sometimes wonders if anything is happening.

Some pets look startled after adjustment, yawn (which can indicate they’re feeling stressed), and stretch. “Pathology of disease is due to conflict within the nervous system,” explains Betsy King, DVM, CVA, of Mesa, Arizona. “Realignments reset the nervous system, thereby enhancing the flow of qi.”

Craniosacral therapy
Craniosacral therapy (CST) aims to bring balance to the membranes and fluid around the brain and spinal cord, collectively called the craniosacral region. A subtle rhythm or pulse moves through those fluids and tissues, and a disruption—or strain—in this rhythm produces a ripple effect throughout the body. This can cause balance problems and neurological disorders, says Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, who teaches compl...

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