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What's involved in a course of canine remedial massage treatments?

The massage will include a wide range of techniques including: soft and deep tissue massage for muscle tension, myofascial release for muscle spasms, and effleurage to encourage the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins from the body.  If your dog is recovering from surgery we can put together a gentle massage and exercise plan, with your vet's approval, to aid recovery.

It is important that your dog is as stress free as possible for their massage which is why I will come to your home where your dog is comfortable in familiar surroundings.

Once we have met to discuss your dog's requirements and you have a completed Veterinary Consent Form, we can then work out an individual course of massage treatments, tailored to your dogs condition.  I will require you to be present at all times to encourage and reassure your dog as some of the techniques used in canine massage may be unfamiliar and appear a little bit 'daunting' at first.

Our first session can last between an hour and an hour and a half.  I will carry out a static evaluation of your dog, to get 'a feel' of him/her and for them to get used to me touching them.  We then carry out a Gait Analysis  which will allow me to see how your dog walks and trots at your side in order to identify any problem areas.

Different dogs respond to massage in different ways. Some dogs will relax on their very first treatment whilst others need to build up trust before they totally relax.  This is especially true when your dog is in pain.  I will work with how your dog reacts, and the massage time will be dependent on this.  Your dog's well being is what matters most.

The massage will include a wide range of techniques including: soft and deep tissue massage for muscle tension, myofascial release for muscle spasms, and effleurage to encourage the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins from the body. If your dog is recovering from surgery we can put together a gentle massage and excercise plan, with your vet's approval, to aid recovery.

Most importantly I work with your dog, I will respond to how your dog reacts to canine massage and tailor each visit accordingly. It is important that your dog associates my visit with a pleasurable experience.




 

Click here to download the Veterinary Consent Form

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