Credentials/About Me

Dog Massage

I have always been an animal lover, and when I got an 8 week old Cockapoo puppy my interest in animals and dogs especially changed.

Ellie has obsessive behaviour, from a puppy she would chase after shadows and reflections. Many people found it funny, but Ellie and myself found it distressing, we couldn't open a cupboard or the fridge without her darting across the room to get the light. We couldn't wear watches, use phones in the sun or generally go about normal daily business without her getting hugely wound up and distressed.

Whilst pulling my hair out trying to figure out how I could help her I came across massage therapy. I found this has helped her calm down an awful lot and she now knows how to switch off. This combined with working her in agility and spending a lot of time training has helped her massively, she has the ability to resist the urge to chase now and is much less likely to get stressed.

She was my incentive to want to help other dogs with many different issues, so I applied to be a student on the Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme.

 

I have trained for 2 years under Natalie Lenton and The Canine Massage Therapy Centre, with over 800 hours of study covering the canine physiology and anatomy as well as hands on practice. I have passed the Clinical Canine Massage Practioner Programme externally accredited by Lantra and have learned around 50 massage techniques to get the best results for your dog.

Massage Techniques:

  • Swedish massage

  • Sports massage

  • Deep Tissue massage

  • Myofascial Release - Indirect and the Lenton Method of Direct release

Canine Physiology & Anatomy Knowledge:

  • Skeletal System

  • Muscular System

  • Lymphatic System

  • Cardiovascular System

  • Neurological Disease

  • Gait Analysis

  • Orthopaedic Conditions

  • Advanced Palpation

  • Origins, Insertions and muscle Actions

  • Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Skin Conditions

  • Massage Theory & The Law

I am a member of the professional association The Canine Massage Guild, and as such am required to complete 25 hours of CPD each year.