Canine Massage

Now your dog can receive professional massage therapy! Canine massage is provided by Diane Pekarek, Nationally Board Certified Canine Massage Therapist. Days and times will vary throughout the year and will be posted on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram.

What is Canine Massage Therapy?

Canine massage is so much more than pampering! Canine Massage Therapy can maintain or improve both the physical and emotional well-being of dogs. Massage provides a safe, natural, non-invasive method of maintaining your dog’s optimal health and quality of life by helping the body remain in balance. Whether you have an elderly dog, an athletic dog, a show dog, or simply a beloved canine companion, massage can restore, maintain and enhance your dog’s overall well-being.

Why Canine Massage?

  • Decreases muscle and joint pain, especially in senior dogs.
    Is your dog stiff when he walks?
  • Increases circulation.
    Is your dog slowing down from age, inactivity or from being overweight?
  • Boosts the immune system.
    Is your dog having health issues?
  • Increases range of motion.
    Is your dog starting to have difficulty jumping into the car or onto the sofa?
  • Decreases stress and anxiety.
    Is your dog hyper-aroused?
  • Great for pre and post events with your dog.
    An “event” can even be a weekend hike for a dog that is primarily inactive during the week.
  • Deepens the bond between a dog and its human.
    Basic techniques will be taught during the session that you can use at home on your dog.

Pet parents are encouraged to watch the session and will be shown simple massage techniques they can use at home. Each session lasts 30 minutes and is $40.

To schedule an appointment, please visit, Modern Dog Massage’s website and select Massage at Holistic Lakewood to book online. Other services at Holistic Lakewood will not be available during the Canine Massage sessions.

Massage is not a replacement for veterinary care. We do not diagnose or treat illness, nor do we provide a prognosis, or guarantee a cure. Please consult with your veterinarian regarding any health concerns you may have about your dog prior to a massage therapy session.


Diane Pekarek, owner and founder of Modern Dog Massage, is a Nationally Board Certified Canine Massage Therapist. She received extensive lecture and hands-on training in Basic and Advanced Massage at the Chicago School of Canine Massage.

While Diane enjoys working with dogs in all stages of their life, her heart pulls strongly toward senior dogs. She has specialized training in canine palliative and hospice massage, and canine oncology massage.

Diane shares life with her husband, two rescue pits, Scottish Highland cows, chickens and honey bees, on a small farm in Medina.