Massage can work wonders for pets, who suffer many aches and pains similar to humans. Pet Massage can improve the mobility and quality of life for arthritic animals, plus those suffering from terminal illness, kidney failure, strokes, amputations and many other conditions.
Massage according to Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massage
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers or muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well being and as a recreational activity.
Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure- structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving- tension, motion, vibration, done manually or with medical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue as well as lymphatic vessels or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, so on and so forth.