Massage is a strong and manipulative treatment bringing results you can see and allowing your dog to feel great.
Massage can help with:
- rehabilitation from injuries such as lameness, mobility issues, reluctance to exercise and issues during competition or training.
- support of orthopaedic issues, such as arthritis or hip dysplasia, by addressing areas of overcompensation, soreness and tension, and overall making your dog feel more comfortable.
- addressing 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.
Results are usually seen in 1-3 sessions.
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.
What is canine massage?
Massage 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, 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:
- medical history
- results expected
I will also look at:
Gait analysis: watching your dog move to assess areas of pain or stiffness . In following treatments to observe improvements or 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.
The 30 minute consultation gives me the chance to get to know your dog and allows them to become comfortable with me.
1 hour massage tailor made to match your dog‟s requirements, giving them most beneficial treatment.
You stay with me 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.