What is Clinical Canine Massage?
Canine Massage works by addressing the dog’s gross anatomy, to bring about physiological change within the body. The aim is to reduc sympathetic activity within the body by addressing sensory neurons embedded in the muscle, fascia & skin, leading to resolved or reduced pain and restoring normal muscular function and mobility.
Detection of an injury is performed through a thorough knowledge of the Musculoskeletal System, Advanced Palpation Skills (assessing muscles from origin and insertion to fibre direction) and Body-mapping (understanding common areas of muscular injury, myofascial pain and active trigger points) allows for identification of muscular issues/injuries that may be hidden by the body. I recognise I have the luxury of spending an hour with the dog and its’ amazing how the body can change and reveal concerns that may have been hidden or protected over the course of a session or sessions.
Clinical canine massage supports and assists the muscular system, reconditioning soft tissue injuries, relieving orthopaedic conditions that may be having a detrimental effect on mobility, behaviour and quality of life.
Utilising Direct & Indirect Myofascial Release, Remedial Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage & the Lenton Method; a set of direct Myofascial release protocols designed specifically to suit the dog’s anatomy and Photizo Light Therapy
Assisting both dogs and owners through recovery, recuperation and rehabilitation from trauma, surgery, injury and everyday wear and tear and a preventative measure at all stages of a dog’s life.
Please note, I do not manipulate joints or the skeleton as part of my work and concentrate purely on the application of safe, structured massage techniques and if anything untoward is found the client will be referred back to you.