What to expect at your dog's first session
Your dog's first treatment session will last around an hour. I will ask about your dog’s history, behaviour, diet and exercise. I will also make an initial assessment of your dog’s muscular health and gently introduce your dog to massage - to get the best results, it's important that your dog accepts and trusts me and he's not forced in to the treatment.
To assess your dog's muscular health, I will perform a gait (movement) and postural analysis. I'll look at how your dog moves in a walk and trot and how they hold their body when they stand and sit. This will indicate areas where your dog’s movement is restricted, and perhaps holding tension or pain. I will then use advanced palpation to feel over your dog, searching for inconsistencies in the muscle and soft tissue structure beneath the skin.
After the initial assessment, I will use a combination of traditional gentle massage techniques designed to relieve stress and improve the condition of your dog’s muscle structure with gentle mobilisation to help performance and mobility. Even after the first session, you may see an increase in flexibility and range of motion, and improved comfort levels.
I work in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and Exemption Order 2015 - to protect your dog and ensure that they have no underlying conditions which massage could make worse please complete my Canine Registration form and ask your Veterinary Surgeon to complete and sign the Veterinary Consent form before your session.
Therapy Price List
I treat dogs from my home, or I can come to you, which is often the best option for their relaxation and comfort.
Booking Terms and Conditions:
1. Treatment sessions are approximately 45-60 minutes but may vary according to how much the dog can process in one session
2. Treatments must be paid for in full at the time of consultation
3. Cancellations within 24 hours of a booking may incur a cancellation fee
4. Travel charges apply for distances over 10km from Long Marston