Like people, dogs are better off when they get rubbed on a regular basis. The pampered canine clients of dog groomer Bill Reese all receive a full-body massage as part of the grooming process. The result is a looser, happier dog with better circulation and increased range of motion. Massage also allows him to detect suspicious lumps and skin conditions, says Reese, who alerts pet owners to conditions requiring a veterinarian's attention. He learned the massage techniques at a Canadian grooming school. "It seems to benefit larger dogs more, especially their joints" Reese says. "They feel better and move more freely. It keeps them in better condition."