Clinical Canine Massage is a safe, non invasive and results driven therapy which can be utilised to rehabilitate muscular or soft tissue injuries, assist pain management and areas of overcompensation associated with orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis or hip dysplasia, and to enhance performance of working or sporting dogs.
Your dog does not, however, need to have an injury to benefit from canine massage therapy as the ultimate aim is to improve each dog's mobility and comfort levels, leading to a more active and happier pet.
I use 4 disciplines of massage - Swedish, sports, deep tissue and indirect myofascial release, and tailor each session to suit the individual dog.
In addition, having trained for two years with the Canine Massage Therapy Centre, I utilise the Lenton Method, which is only taught to students of this world renowned programme. This involves advanced palpation of your dog's major muscle groups, bodymapping and evaluation, and applying unique direct myofascial techniques to release fascial adhesions which are restricting range of motion and contributing to chronic pain levels.
The Lenton Method has been the subject of the world's first ever clinical trials in to the efficacy of Clinical Canine Massage in reducing pain levels in dogs. In conjunction with the University of Winchester, the results of these trials have recently been published by the British Veterinary Association, and found that there was a significant reduction in pain severity after canine massage.
As a results driven therapy, and adhering to a code of ethics, I expect to see results wihtin 1 to 3 sessions over a 3 to 5 week period.