The Importance of Obtaining Veterinary Consent

Read my latest article which explains why EVERY Therapist must have Veterinary consent prior to treatment: As a Therapist one of the most common questions I am asked is “why do I need Veterinary consent before my dog can receive massage?” In a nutshell it is illegal for any person to carry out a manipulative Continue reading »

How Show Dogs SHOW They Have Muscular Pain

Do you show your Dog or take part in another sport such as Agility, Flyball, IPO, Obedience?  Although this article focuses on Show Dogs it relates to all sporting dogs including our pet dogs. Showing can be an enjoyable and fulfilling hobby for both you and your dog.The judge is looking to ensure that your Continue reading »

Panosteitis and Canine Massage

Here is a link to an article I recently wrote on Panosteitis and Canine Massage – often referred to as Growing Pains, and can be seen most commonly in medium to large breeds of young dogs. You can read this and other articles written by members of the Canine Massage Guild following this link: http://www.k9-massageguild.co.uk/panosteitis-and-canine-massage/ Continue reading »

Gift Vouchers now Available at Affinity Canine Massage

A Clinical Canine Massage Session makes an Ideal Gift   Gift Vouchers now available at Affinity Canine Massage – the value of which you decide. They are valid for six months from the date of purchase and are redeemable against a Canine Massage Therapy session or part thereof.  There is no cash refund available. A massage therapy session Continue reading »

CPD – Continuous Professional Development

Keeping my skills up to date is so important to me and last week I had an amazing 3 days with my colleagues at the Canine Massage Guild. We had a fun filled day using Organic Chalks to show muscle placement along with the muscle origins and insertions.  We also looked at specific and targeted stretches Continue reading »