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What is clinical canine massage

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Massage therapy is a holistic, non-invasive, natural form of pain relief.  

 

Canine Massage can be used for physical fitness maintenance or to provide pain management for specific orthopaedic conditions, such as Hip / Elbow Dysplasia, Arthritis, and other joint issues. It can be used as remedial treatment of soft tissue or muscular injuries, as well providing psychological effects on the nervous system, therefore elevating stress, anxiety and nervousness.

Canine Massage is suitable for dogs of any age or breed, whether sporting, working or pet dogs, helping to improve mobility, activity levels and behaviour. Results are usually visible within 1 to 3 sessions.

Benefits of Canine massage

Examples of the Benefits that you may see as a result of Canine Massage are,

  • Improved Movement - through a reduction in stiffness or limping or an Increase the amount of ground covered

  • Improved Posture - promotes even weight bearing through all 4 limbs, meaning less slouching or no longer looking 'tucked up'

  • Happier to complete daily activities - for example finding it easier to jump in / out of car or getting on / down off the sofa

  • Positive Changes to Behaviour - your dog may become  more willing to be petted, groomed or examined.

  • Enhanced Performance - Not just faster times, tighter turns in competition, but can be an older dog happier to go on longer walks again.

  • Improved Coat - reduction in coat flicks, promoting a glossier coat

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There will also be positive impacts on your dog's body that you cannot necessarily see,

  • Reduces Pain & Discomfort from injury, ageing or repetitive strains by interrupting the Pain Cycle & creating natural pain-killers, Endorphins

  • Improves Muscle Tone through Treating Muscle Knots, Trigger Points, Myofascial Adhesions and helping remodel Scar Tissue, therefore improving Muscle Functionality

  • Increases Circulation by getting the blood moving around the body, eliminating Metabolic Waste and delivering oxygenated blood

  • Boosts Immune System by increasing the activity of white blood cells that fight disease and helping with digestion and elimination

  • Stimulates the Nervous System, therefore promoting the 'rest and digest' Parasympathetic Nervous System which can help with anxiety and sleeping habits

  • Helps with Recovery from surgery, skin conditions or injury by helping maintain range of movement when under restricted exercise.

More information

I am proud to be a member of the Canine Massage Guild - a network of insured Canine Massage Therapists who have all complete the same in-depth 2 year Practitioner Programme with the Canine Massage Therapy Centre as I did.  

You can find their, along with my, details on the Guild Website under the Therapist Register.  You will also be able to find many useful articles, blogs and latest news updates that may be of interest.

This includes the incredibly exciting news on the positive results of the first ever Clinical Trials of the Lenton Method with Winchester University.

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