Clinical Canine Massage Therapy

Clinical canine massage therapy will benefit younger, senior and sporting dogs and may help your dog if you have noticed any of the following:

  • Limping/lameness
  • Slowing down on walks
  • Gait irregularities such as dropping a shoulder
  • Posture irregularities such as a swayed or roached back
  • Stiffness
  • Ageing overnight
  • Difficulties in getting up and down the stairs or in and out of vehicles
  • Performance issues in sports (agility, canicross, sled dog racing, flyball, obedience or showing)
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Finding it difficult to sleep
  • Unwillingness to be groomed and petted
  • Behavioural changes (withdrawn, aggressive)
  • Orthopaedic conditions (arthritis, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia)
  • Recovery from injuries such as muscle strains
  • Recovery from operations such as cruciate ligament surgery and luxating patella

During one to three sessions with your dog, I aim to see the following improvements:

  • Improved mobility
  • Reduction in pain and soreness
  • Improved flexibility
  • The ability to enjoy longer walks
  • Return to normal everyday activities such as climbing the stairs
  • Improved gait and posture
  • Improved performance in sporting dogs
  • Resolved onr a reduction in limping/lameness
  • Improved temperament
  • Less fatigued
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Coping better with orthopaedic issues
  • A younger, more active dog with a spring in his step!

Your dog will also benefit from a massage treatment in many ways that you can't see.  As I take into consideration the whole of the body during a treatment I will also aim to:

  • Soothe the skin
  • Promote healing of skin sores and lesions
  • Relieve stress, tension and anxiety by stimulating the nervous system
  • Increase circulation which will aid to heal any injuries
  • Increase the flow of white blood cells around the body assisting the immune system