We’re having a very lazy Sunday, spending quality time with our hoomin mum, getting nice back and neck rubs when we thought “hey, we need to write another blog post, why not write one on massage for cats”! So, here we are, anipals, touting the benefits of massaging your cats.
Massage is very good for our circulation. It helps the blood flow nicely through our feline bodies and eliminates toxins. Massage is also a very good way for hoomins and cats to bond. We love it when our mummy rubs our backs, does little circles on our heads and behind our ears and neck. It feels sooooo good. And, we notice mummy feels more relaxed and she’s so happy when massaging us. It’s like we’re giving her a gift by letting her rub us. Hehehe.
Sometimes massage can be medically beneficial too. Hoomins get to know their cat’s body and can easily detect if something is wrong while massaging. For example, they may feel a little lump or scar which could be a sign of a health problem.
So, massage is good for us kitties and for the hoomins. Lots of stuff has been written about massage for cats and other animals. Here are some links on cat massage articles and websites.
Benefits of Cat Massage by Maryjean Ballner, for Petfinder.com
National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage
International Association of Animal Massage and Body Work