Love Bug Pet Massage
Whidbey Island Pet Service
Welcome to Love Bug Pet Massage. We provide in-home pet massage as well as in-clinic massage and laser at Whidbey Canine Conditioning & Rehabilitation. We’re thrilled you’ve decided to visit us - please browse our site to discover what we’re all about.
NEW LOCATION IN COUPEVILLE!
Saturday appointments for massage + laser or laser only are available at Whidbey Canine Conditioning & Rehabilitation in Coupeville. In-home pet massage appointments are also available Saturdays and Sundays.
Regardless of your animal’s type, age or mannerisms, this service can be customized specifically for them. Get in touch today with any questions about how I can help you and your furry friend.
Whether acute or chronic illness or injury, I can employ specific therapies like manual lymphatic drainage, massage to relieve inflammation, and more. Requiring extra training, this service sets me apart from most pet massage therapists. Make sure to mention rehabilitation when you book your session!
Massage is not a substitute for medical veterinary care, but rather a complement to it. As a holistic practice, massage considers the entire animal even when addressing a single issue. Along with regular veterinary visits, massage is a proactive therapy that addresses future health issues and also helps with certain problems your pet may already have.
In the client's home
Saturday appointments also available at Whidbey Canine Conditioning & Rehabilitation in Coupeville
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - 5pm
About Love Bug Pet Massage
Sarah Wheeler, SAMT
I have always enjoyed the company of animals and learning from and about them. There is something especially meaningful that passes between humans and other animals through touch.
I began studying small animal massage in 2016 so that I could have the opportunity to share my love of animals with the pets of Whidbey Island.
I am certified through the Northwest School of Animal Massage to practice small animal massage, as well as rehabilitation massage. I am also insured through ABMP and licensed with the Washington State Health Department.
I currently live in Langley with my husband, son, cat, and two chihuahua mixes. I hope I get the chance to meet your lovely pet soon!
Sarah's massage has worked wonders for my dog, Vesper. She's now much calmer and less anxious when I leave the house. Vesper gives her two paws up.
When Sarah arrived for Ginger's first massage appointment, I wasn't sure how Ginger would react. Although she's cuddly with me, she can be nervous in new situations with new people. During the first appointment, and in subsequent sessions, Sarah patiently allowed Ginger to warm up to the idea of massage, keeping a steady focus on Ginger's cues and finding inventive ways to meet her on her own terms. After a couple of sessions, Ginger relaxed and seemed to enjoy the massage. On her fifth session, Ginger even dozed off and began to snore a little.
During each session, Sarah explained why she was focusing on specific areas and pointed out places where she noticed tightness or sensitivity. Sarah gave special attention to Ginger's wrists, which she explained bear added stress because of Ginger's leg shape. After each massage, Ginger's limbs seemed looser, and she appeared more relaxed overall.
Ginger certainly benefited from Sarah's massage therapy, both physically and socially, but I also learned more about Ginger's physical health and well-being. Sarah's patient and loving approach to Ginger made the experience enjoyable, as well as therapeutic.