Canine Remedial Massage & Therapy

I have successfully completed ICAT Stages 1, 2 & 3 in Canine Remedial Massage and have been awarded a Distinction.

Any dogs that I massage, have first had a consent form completed by their Veterinary Surgeon, providing me with consent to carry out the massage. This is to make sure there are no medical issues where it would not be suitable for me to carry out the massage. I am fully insured to carry out the massage treatments.

This massage therapy is not intended as a substitute to medical advice or treatment from a Veterinary Surgeon. It is a therapeutic treatment, which can assist in rehabilitation or as a routine massage to aid muscle health and overall condition.

Benefits:

  • Maintains muscle tone and joint flexibility
  • Improves mobility and range of movement
  • Improves quality of life
  • A natural and effective form of Pain Management. Can reduce both chronic and acute pain
  • Used to manage conditions such as His Dysplasia and Arthritis
  • Improves coat condition
  • Improves older dogs' circulation
  • Alleviates depression & anxiety. Has a calming, relaxing and rejuvenating effect, good for anxious dogs and even for over excitable dogs
  • Reduces likelihood of injury if given pre or post event for working/agility dogs
  • Aids in rehabilitation post operation. Can aid in reducing recovery time following surgery
  • Aids body in removal of toxins through lymphatic drainage
  • Soothing effect on nerve pathways
  • Relieves muscle fatigue by aiding removal of lactic acid
  • Relaxes knotted, tense muscles
  • Improves balance and mobility in dogs of all ages
  • Relaxation for working dogs and canine competition dogs
  • Improves gait
  • Pre and Post event massage helps safeguard canine athletes from sports injuries

Post Operative Rehabilitation

I offer a personalised rehabilitation programme for dogs which have undergone operations such as Cruciate Ligament repair, Hip/elbow dysplasia to name a few.

This involves a step-by-step range of physical therapies, which can aid in the rehabilitation process and healing following operations. Close communication will be in place between your Veterinary Surgeon during all stages of the programme. Please contact me for more information or to book a consultation.

Duration of massage treatments

Initial Assessment
Introduction to your dog & assessment of your dog's needs. No massage. 30min meeting.

Initial Consultation
Up to 1½ hours. Includes; gait analysis, assessment of conformation, range of movement evaluation, full massage treatment & passive stretches.

Follow up massage sessions
Normal session is between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size and specific needs of the dog.

Consultation fee

Initial Assessment FREE.

Rehabilitation programme individually quoted.

Prices are based on a 20 mile radius of my home. Additional mileage will be charged at 45p per mile.

Block appointment booking discounts available.

Please contact me on 07841 428897 or email me at for more information and a Veterinary Consent Referral form.