Clinical Canine Massage is a holistic therapy based on the premise that what affects one part of the dog affects their whole being. It is a highly skilled, non-invasive, drug free therapy which provides remedial manipulation to the soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system. By understanding their body’s needs we can help them to achieve optimum health. I specialise in remedial massage which can provide both psychological and physiological benefits for your dog.
Your has around 700 muscles which pull on approximately 320 bones to produce movement. Muscle accounts for 45% of your dog’s bodyweight (55% in a Greyhound) and therefore it is not surprising, based on this complex muscular system, that dogs are prone to soft tissue injury. If any one of these muscles has an injury or is restricted, movement will be compromised.
Many injuries do not show up on scans or x-rays making the injuries difficult for vets to diagnose. Therapeutic massage reaches the muscles fibres meaning deeper injuries can be felt and treated.
It can also help improve the quality of life for those dogs suffering from Neurological or Orthopaedic conditions such as Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia.
Using 4 disciplines of massage – Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release – I am able to locate and treat injured muscles and areas of debilitating muscular pain.
By using these manipulative techniques I am able to release tight and painful muscles, knots, trigger points and restrictive scar tissue, all of which can cause your dog referred pain.
Massage can also help to reduce post operative recovery times and improve performance in Competition and Working dogs.
It can also help to alleviate stress and anxiety, and is an ideal treatment for the general maintenance and well-being of your dog.
I work best practice, meaning my aim is to give your dog results in just 1-3 sessions.
I am based in Basingstoke, and cover Hampshire, Berkshire and West Surrey, although I am happy to travel further afield or run a Group Session in your area by arrangement.
Please contact me for further information and to discuss how Affinity Canine Massage can help you and your canine friend find results you can see and your dog can feel.
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