From the MASSAGE Magazine article, “Expert Advice,” by Lola Michelin, in the October 2009 issue. Article summary: Massage has become increasingly popular for pets and working animals, such as horses, over the last decade. More recently, specialized massage techniques designed to assist animals recovering from injury or illness have gained popularity among the veterinary community. Training programs focusing on hydrotherapy, also known as swim therapy, lymphatic massage as well as pre-surgical and post-surgical massage were unavailable even three years ago—but now they are readily accessible.

The Tellington TTouch: Caring for Animals with Heart and Hands, by Linda Tellington-Jones (Penguin, 2008)

The Dog Lover’s Guide to Massage: What Your Dog Wants You to Know, by Megan Ayrault (All About Animal Massage, 2009)

Canine Massage: A Complete Reference Manual, by Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt (Dogwise Publishing, 2003)

Animal Reiki: Using Energy to Heal the Animals in Your Life, by Elizabeth Fulton (Ulysses Press, 2006)

The Horse Lover’s Guide to Massage: What Your Horse Wants You to Know, by Megan Ayrault, L.M.P. (All About Animal Massage, 2009)

Equine Massage: A Practical Guide, by Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, L.M.T. (Howell Book House, 2007)