Canine massage therapy can ease the behavioral, emotional, and physical symptoms of pain or distress by removing tension, knots, realigning muscles and ligaments, and creating a more relaxed animal. It is more than petting or grooming. Let me show you why.

Massage therapy for dogs New Jersey

Does your pet show any of the following signs?

  • Stiffness
  • Limping or irregular gait
  • Walking or standing in a C-shape
  • Tail down and tight
  • Itching
  • Shaking
  • Lethargy
  • Getting up slowly and stiffly from a prone position.
  • Nervous or anxious
  • Sensitive to touch

Bodywork that includes multiple modalities can address common physical changes in your pets and help remove imbalance and interference to natural movement, alleviating the symptoms above. In addition, therapeutic canine massage can prevent symptoms and slow the aging process- keeping your dog active and fit for as long as possible!

Bodywork and canine massage is an important aspect of holistic wellness and prevention, increasing healthy blood flow and removing imbalances in the muscle. As a result, the soft tissue can properly stabilize the vertebrae, tendons and ligaments. Canine massage therapy also provides positive touch and desensitization as well as early detection of physical changes for pets of all ages and activity levels.

Therapeutic massage therapy is more than petting or grooming We use fingers to detect knots adhesions or imbalances and remove them so your pet can have the most mobility and function possible


  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase circulation
  • Improve digestion
  • Speed wound healing
  • Restore mobility to injured muscle tissue
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Early detection of skin and health problems
  • Positive desensitization to touch
  • Relieve pain naturally
  • Increase flexibility

Why work with Heather?

Heather has worked for years with a variety of breeds and ages. She is incredibly sensitive to the needs of each client and their softest communication. Time after time, Heather has earned the trust and bonded with even the most anxious animals, some of whom would not let others interact with them. Trust is earned and there is nothing she finds more gratifying than working in partnership with her canine clients to help them find balance naturally and live their best lives mentally, emotionally, and physically. Learn more about Heather here.

Heather Wallace, Official Dog Massage Therapist of Westminster Masters Agility Championship 2023

Does your pet have arthritis? Injured? Separation anxiety? New puppy? Ask us how we can help.

Sessions are by appointment only on Wednesdays and Fridays in Keyport, New Jersey. Please complete the form below to be contacted for an appointment for evaluation and therapies.

New Client Appointment Request

I understand that massage/ aromatherapy/ acupuncture work is not a substitute for medical treatment or medications, and that it is recommended that I work with my veterinarian for any medical conditions that my animal may have. I understand that Heather Wallace, or other non-veterinary associates of Animal Bodywork and Aromatherapy cannot diagnose illness or prescribe medications. I understand that any information provided by the therapist is for educational purposes only, and is not diagnostically prescriptive in nature. I have listed all my animal’s known physical conditions, limitations, medical conditions and medications. It is my responsibility to update this information with the therapist and contact my veterinarian if my animal’s physical condition, limitations, medical condition or medications should change. By signing this release, I consent to treatment for my animal and hereby release Heather Wallace, ESMT, CST, CCMT, CEE and the independent contractors of Animal Bodywork & Aromatherapy from any and all liability, past, present and future, relating to the bodywork services provided at your request.
I hereby give Heather Wallace/Animal Bodywork and Aromatherapy permission to photograph my animal for the purposes of posting on social media channels for promotional or educational purposes. I understand my personal information will remain private and will not be shared to the public with the exception of my animal’s first name and image.

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*Disclaimer: Massage and aromatherapy are complementary therapies that assist self- healing. These therapies are not a replacement for veterinary care. Massage professionals are not qualified to treat, diagnose, or give a prognosis of any injury or illness.  Consult your veterinarian for concerns with your animal’s health.