Canine Massage Therapy



Massage Therapy for dogs as with humans is concerned with the prevention, management and treatment of conditions affecting the soft tissues of the body.


Encompasing everything from chronic diseases such as hip dysplasia through to post surgical rehabilitation and maintenance massages for canine athletes.


Fundamentally massage allows muscle to remain supple, promoting better circulation which inturn increases blood supply, and therefore improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles.

What to Expect at Your Initial Appointment

Before you attend for your initial appointment I will ask you to get your vet to fill out one of our veterinary consent forms (in accordance with the Veterinary Surgery (exemptions) Order 1962). This ensures that I am aware of any significant conditions your dog may have and if the there are any conditions that may prohibit treatment.


Then on your initial appointment I will go through this form with you to ensure the information is correct as far as you are aware and get your consent to treatment. I will ask you some basic questions about your dogs regular routines so I can gauge their activity level and environment.


Then I will conduct an initial assessment of your dogs gait (walking pattern), this will involve me observing your dog moving as directed.


Next I conduct a nose to tail examination/massage treating any problem areas as I encounter them.


Once the treatment is complete you will recieve feedback of my findings and offer recommendations on any further sessions required and any work you can do with your dog at home.


This session will take approximately 60 -90 minutes.



Initial Session - £30


Follow Up Session - £25

  • Improves mobility
  • Improves the ability to exercise
  • Effective form of pain managemnent
  • Improvement in weight bearing on all four limbs
  • Treats the dog as a whole rather than just dealing with the area of pain for a more effective treatment
  • Improves gait (walking stride)
  • Helps the dog to have a better quality of life
  • Improves range of motion
  • Interupts neurological pain signals and reduces chronic pain associated with conditions such as osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia
  • Stimulates the peripheral and central portions of the nervous system to affect behaviour patterns i.e. reduces boisterous behaviour & promote relaxation
  • Relieves stress, anxiety and depression
  • Reduces adhesions, scarring and swelling
  • Improves the condition of the skin, the bodies largest organ
  • Reduces post surgery recovery time

Related Links

International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT)









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