Holistic Pet Care Including Laser Therapy, Massage, and Reiki
Many of the same alternative therapies we find effective for ourselves are also effective for our pets! Whether they need rehabilitation from surgery, a degenerative disease, or injury, laser therapy, massage, and Reiki can all play a role in their recovery. Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is the only veterinarian in the area to offer all three of these unique holistic pet care therapies.
Using Light to Heal with Laser Therapy
Pet laser therapy is a wholly non-invasive procedure that uses light energy to stimulate cell production and hasten healing. The laser emits photons of light on the affected area, which penetrate deep into the tissue and create a photochemical reaction that has many benefits.
Laser therapy helps to:
- Increase circulation
- Reduce inflammation and joint swelling
- Release muscle tension and reduce stress
- Increase the flow of nutrients to muscles
- Enhance muscle tone and range of motion
- Increase the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers
Laser therapy is useful in treating a variety of conditions including:
- Joint injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Post-surgical pain and rehabilitation
- Hip dysplasia
- Nerve injuries
Animal Massage and Reiki
Our holistic pet care therapies are performed by a licensed veterinary technician who is trained in both animal massage and Reiki. Both of these therapies are considered complementary, meaning they do not replace conventional medicine, but simply aid in the process of healing. Animal massage and Reiki help to relax, rejuvenate, and accelerate your pet’s self-healing ability through the reduction of stress which can slow healing.
Just as with human massage, animal massage aids in:
- Relaxing muscles
- Increasing circulation
- Extending the range of motion
Reiki is the channeling of universal energy through the practitioner to the recipient. There is no physical contact between the practitioner and your pet, but the effects are still felt. Reiki is used to help:
- Calm your pet which facilitates healing of sick or injured animals
- Reduce aggression or other behavioral problems
- Recovery from mental or physical traumas
- Support the dying process
Each holistic pet care therapy will be administered on a different timeline for every pet, depending on their condition, injury, or sickness. Please contact us today to learn more about our holistic pet care and whether these complementary therapies are right for your pet!
Best vet in Loudoun! The staff here are just outstanding! Every doctor here is super knowledgeable and caring toward your pet. I was invited in the back on one of my visits and they keep the hospital immaculate. I would never go anywhere else!
My animals have been going to see Dr. Melburger for many years. The staff is also amazing. You can tell that they truly love animals as well and it’s not just a job for them. I would recommend this office to anyone.
I cannot say enough kind words about this place. Leesburg Veterinarian has a lifetime client here. Thank you again!
The entire team at LVH works hard to provide excellent care to my pets. Dr. Strickland and his team have been there for my pets for 20 years; from adoption to end of life. I highly recommend them.
I absolutely love Leesburg Veterinary Hospital. It is more than worth it for me to drive the 30 minutes to get there. Thank you guys soooo very much. You are phenomenal!
We just had our first happy visit and it was the most wonderful experience. The staff made us feel so welcome and just let us sit on floor and wander around. They truly care about their patients and about making them feel comfortable. I have recommend them to all of my friends for their animals and they are all as equally impressed as I am.
Visited Leesburg veterinary hospital when I wanted a second opinion and access to better technology. I am grateful for the peace of mind and although it is a bit of a drive I think I will be returning for regular care. Can't say thanks enough!
The staff and doctors were awesome and treated us with the upmost respect. They treat your pets like family and have all the concerns to treat them in a safe and healthy manor. Dr. Henly was Awesome!!!
I have been taking all my animals to the Leesburg Vet Hospital for forever!! I absolutely recommend them to ANYONE looking for a new vet!