Do you want to improve your dog’s performance?


Do they require support with an orthopaedic condition?


Could you make them more comfortable in their old age?


Find out why your dog is lame when there is no other explanation?


Do they seem depressed?


Have they slipped, skidded or fallen?


Are they recovering from an operation?


Do they struggle to jump in and out of the car or go up the stairs?


Do they appear stiff after exercise or a period of rest?

What is Massage

A strong and manipulative treatment bringing results you can see and allowing your dog to feel great. It:

  • rehabilitates from injuries seen as lameness, mobility issues, reluctance to exercise and issues during competition or training.
  • supports orthopaedic issues, such as arthritis or hip dysplasia, by addressing areas of overcompensation, soreness and tension, and overall making your dog feel more comfortable.
  • addresses behavioural changes such as depression, not wanting to go upstairs or jump in and out of the car or on or off the sofa, overall, their quality of life.

Canine Massage Guild

Sarah is part of a network of highly skilled Professional Clinical Canine Massage Therapists. She trained for 2 years and specialises in soft tissue injury rehabilitation from injuries which are commonly seen as lameness and slowing down. She provides chronic pain management for orthopaedic conditions like arthritis and hip dysplasia.

Results are usually seen in 1-3 sessions. Book an appointment now to put the spring back in your dogs step…

It helps to resolve and support common muscular issues with the view to seeing long term improvements in your dog‟s mobility. There are a wide range of painful injuries your dog can pick up which can often be overlooked or simply classed as “a soft tissue injury”. All muscular injuries limit their range of movement and restrict their flexibility. Canine massage can pinpoint the issue, determine the nature of the problem and treat any injuries by releasing painful trigger points, remodelling scar tissue and relaxing tight, inflexible muscle to restore its elasticity and range of movement.

AND it is a natural method of drug free pain relief.

What your dog gets during a massage:

First Session (lasts 1.5 hours) 30 minute consultation prior to 1 hour massage treatment, looking at:

  • lifestyle
  • exercise
  • diet
  • medical history
  • results expected

Also includes:

  • gait analysis: watching your dog move to assess areas of pain / stiffness
    – in following treatments to observe improvements / changes
  • posture analysis: observing how your dog holds its body
  • palpation: Full body examination with my hands
    – I feel for injury such as strains / scarring / soreness / trigger points / spasm / heat / cold

This not only gives me the chance to get to know about your dog but get to know them and allow them to become comfortable with me. This is followed by a 1 hour massage, each being tailor made to match your dog‟s requirements, giving them most beneficial treatment.

You stay with my while your dog is treated, allowing me to explain what I find, what I am doing and why. This is followed by an explanation of my findings. Subsequent treatments are determined on several factors such as activity, expectations and injuries found and last 1 hour.

To find out more about how canine massage could help your dog download our ‘How it works’ factsheet.

If your dog is a working or competition dog massage could help to improve your dogs performance, download our ‘Sporting Dog’ factsheet for more information.

What our clients say:

Dizzy appeared to really enjoy her session, I‟ve never known her be still for that long! She looked looser and appeared to be moving more freely after just the one session.

Tracy Matheson-SmithCanine Massage

Would recommend this to anyone, 2 of my dogs were treated last week thoroughly enjoyed it. Great info from Sarah of what was happening, other two booked in this weekend.

Mary NewtonCanine Massage
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