Dogs can experience pain, tension and discomfort just as humans, therefore the same physical therapy techniques can be helpful. If a dog is in pain, it is likely to be grumpy, reactive and less tolerant than usual. It can be difficult even for vets to determine if an animal is in pain, but massage therapy, myofascial release and acupressure can be valuable supportive treatments. These techniques are also useful for nervous, anxious animals who may in some sense 'store' these tensions within their physical body. Teaching guardians how to perform simple massage can also be a great bonding technique.
I have over 10 years experience as a remedial massage therapist including postgraduate training in Myofascial Release techniques in the USA. Combining this experience with specific training in canine massage therapy allows me to offer a carefully tailored treatment for your dog.
If you would like to discuss massage therapy for your dog, please contact Morag to arrange an initial assessment. All bodywork is carried out under veterinary referral and permission must be sought to begin a programme of treatment.