What is the Lang System?
The Lang System is a massage technique specific to dog anatomy and physiology. Developed by Joanne Lang, a Master Certified Massage Therapist (MCMT), this technique is a unique combination of observation, massage, and exercise:
- Observation – How does the dog move? What is its posture?
- Massage – How to best apply massage in the areas that will be most effective for each dog.
- Exercise – How to use exercise to enhance movement and complement the massage.
In developing the Lang System, Joanne saw a genuine need to consider the entire dog, not just one specific area. Just as important was to create a method that would proactively address future issues a dog might face, preparing it for whatever work or challenges it may encounter.
“Many times, when we look at an animal, we miss much of the picture. I teach how to look at a dog’s overall balance and structure and understand how it is all tied together.” – Joanne Lang