Canine massage can help your dog recover from injury and assist with long term mobility issues such as hip dysplasia. Massage can relax tight muscles, improve flexibility and increase range of motion in muscles. Muscles pull on the bones to move the skeleton so while massage deals directly with soft tissue injuries, orthopaedic issues can also be improved with massage.
Those of you who have had a trigger point (knot) or muscle strain will appreciate how uncomfortable this can be. Those who have had a sports massage or myofascial release will appreciate that massage is not always about pampering but it is very effective. Trigger points can be released and scar tissue within the muscle can be remodelled.
Lengthening of shortened muscle and increasing blood flow in tight or stiff muscles can restore balance, reduce issues of overcompensation and you should notice an improvement in your dogs condition in 1 to 3 sessions. In short, massage is a drug-free way to reduce your dogs discomfort.
I have studied canine anatomy and physiology and use Swedish massage, sports massage and myofascial releases to resolve your dogs issues.
According to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and the Exemption Order 2015 your dog can only be treated once veterinary approval has been gained. Please contact me for a referral form.
How to get started…
If you’ve noticed an unusual change in your dog, or you’re already aware of an injury, there’s no better time to get an expert opinion on the situation. To allow me to see your dog, please Get in Touch and I’ll talk you through it.