About Canine Massage

Clinical canine massage helps to rehabilitate soft tissue injuries as well as supporting orthopaedic conditions by providing drug free pain relief. Treatment involves over 50 techniques from four disciplines of massage - Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release (both direct and indirect). Results are typically seen in just one to three sessions.

Your dog may benefit from canine massage if they show any of the following -

  • Lameness / limping
  • Slowing down or seeming old before their time
  • Not enjoying exercise as much
  • Stiffness when getting up
  • Orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia and luxating patella 
  • Performance issues e.g in agility pole knocking, measuring, missed weave entries
  • Recovery post surgery
  • Behaviour changes - seeming grumpier or less social
  • Less willing to be petted or groomed
  • Nervous / anxious

Some of the benefits of clinical canine massage include -

  • Resolved lameness
  • Better posture
  • Improved gait
  • Reduction in pain and discomfort 
  • Increased exercise tolerance
  • Reduced recovery time post surgery
  • A return to normal activities
  • Better quality sleep
  • Improved sporting performance 
  • More sociable
  • Calmer and less anxious

If you’d like to know more about canine massage and whether your dog may benefit, please get in touch.