Benefits of Massage for Cats
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a crazy cat lady. I have 2 little meows boy and girl, the girls name is Badkitty (believe me she earned that name, if your curious on how she got it leave a comment below) and my boy’s name is Chipmunk or Chip for short.
I know what your thinking, “Does this lady really massage her cats?” and yes I do. I know it may sound strange but it can greatly improve the quality of life for both of you.
Still not convinced?
Here are the benefits…
Massage is known for the ability to offer physical and mental relaxation. Physical touch reduces stress and has been shown to alleviate anxiety and aggression in nervous cats. If you have a cat who has come from an abusive home or some other traumatic experience massage is a great way to become more used to human interaction and are positively rewarded for it by the physical pleasures of massage, all while healing their emotions.
Massaging the muscles of the cats body increases circulation and this improved blood flow brings healing. Increased circulation allows more oxygen to reach the tissues and if there are any wounds, inside or outside of the body, this oxygen will promote faster, more comfortable healing.
Spend Quality Time Together
Out of my 2 cats Badkitty enjoys this the most. I’ll either lay her on her back in my lap facing me, on my bed or where ever she decided to curl up. I like to start with her face and ears then slowly work down her body. Sometimes she’ll fall asleep others she just purs.
Did you know?
A cat purring is one of the most comforting sounds in the world and while it certainly means your cat is happy and comfortable, the sound has also been long associated with a therapeutic healing ability on human bones and muscle. A cats purr creates vibrations at a frequency of 20-140 HZ, and studies have shown that frequencies in the 18-35 HZ range have a positive effect on joint mobility after injury, scientists have begun talking about how the cat noise could help humans.
If you often give your cat a massage you’ll be able to detect wounds right away that you normally wouldn’t see due to their coat. Or if you feel any unusual bumps you can keeps tabs on anything abnormal and this is especially helpful to the vet because you’ll be able to tell them exactly when it started forming.
Improves Your Health
We already talked about the benefits of a cats pur. Science has shown that petting animals greatly improves the mental and physical health of people. Such as reduce stress, lowers blood pressure and improves your mood.
And that is a wrap!
As a bonus here is a few pictures of Badkitty and Chip getting a massage…
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Information pulled September 14, 2018