In just ten minutes a day, you can give your dog a “maintenance” massage. Use a flat palm to slowly touch all the parts of your dog's body. Really focus on what you are feeling and pay attention to all the layers, from hair through skin, fat, muscle, and down to bone. Meanwhile, Liverlover is basking in the attention and loving. 4 Oct Just watching this dog get a massage is soothing. Video by: Eli Ralston Footage provided by Jukin: br-online.co Love animals? Watch more video . The parasympathetic nervous system is directly correlated to the cranial and sacral areas, so that is why massage or just resting your hand on these areas will have a calming effect. The chest is a non-invasive part of a dogs body so massage can be easily accepted here as well. These tips from Rubi Sullivan will help you.