How can treatment help your dog?

The therapies I offer can ease physical and mental health, recovery and rehabilitation, using massage, phototherapy, strengthening exercises and acupressure - but even if your dog is healthy and in the prime of life, treatment can improve their overall wellbeing. It’s great for helping your dog stay active and at their peak level of health for longer - especially when combined with a healthy nutritious diet, appropriate physical activity and mental stimulation. Because each dog responds differently, I often combine therapeutic techniques during a session to get the best results for your dog.

 

Treatment for specific conditions

Treatment can ease physical and mental health, recovery and rehabilitation.  Below are a few examples of how treatment can help.

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    ACTIVE, HEALTHY DOGS

    Helping your dog stay active and at their peak level of health for longer

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    SENIOR DOGS

    Make the second half of your dog's life as healthy and happy as the first half

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    COMPETITION DOGS

    Preparing your dog mentally, physically and energetically for competition

  • ANXIOUS DOGS

    Gentle tretment can help alleviate stress and anxiety

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    PRE & POST SURGERY

    Help your dog recover more quickly after surgery

  • ARTHRITIS

    Regular treatment can help your dog live an active and happy life for longer

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    HIP DYSPLAYSIA

    Regular treatment can help your dog live an active and happy life for longer

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    ELBOW DYSPLAYSIA

    Regular treatment can help your dog live a normal, active and happy life

  • CRUCIATE INJURIES

    Helping your dog get back to an active and happy life more quickly

  • LUXATING PATELLA

    Helping your dog get back to an active and happy life more quickly

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    SPONDYLOSIS

    Regular treatment can help your dog live an active and happy life for longer

  • PALLATIVE

    Gentle treatment to support your dog (and you) at the end of their life

 

Summary of treatment benefits

Therapeutic massage offers tremendous benefits for dogs of all breeds and ages - especially when combined with a healthy nutritious diet, appropriate physical activity and mental stimulation.

  • Reduce Pain

    Reduces pain significantly by encouraging the release of endorphins (pain relief) and serotonin (calming/feel good) hormones

  • Reduce Stress

    Reduces feelings of stress and anxiety by stimulating your dog’s parasympathetic nervous system, which has been shown to reduce blood pressure and heart rate, both associated with stress and anxiety (relaxation)

  • Release Tight Muscles

    Releases tight muscles and lubricates the layer of connective tissue called fascia so all muscles are able to move together more effectively without stiffness or tightening

  • Muscle Health

    Improves muscle health and strength by stimulating the blood circulatory system, which increases the rate of uptake of nutrients from the digestive system, and improves the flow of oxygen-rich-blood to your dog’s muscles 

  • Relieves Compensatory Tension

    Relieves muscular compensatory tension, where one muscle has to overwork because another muscle or area of the body is weak. Muscular compensation is often chronic and common in the senior or arthritic dog

  • Reduce Recovery Time

    Reduces recovery time and inflammation and increases relaxation for fatigued, sore muscles

  • Boost Immunity

    A great immune booster, stimulation of the lymphatic system, increases rate of waste removal and improves lymph flow which is vital for a strong immune system

  • Reduce Risk of Injury

    Reduces risk of injury by improving muscular strength, flexibility and balance; with passive range-of-motion exercises and stretches, exercises that maintain balance and fluid movement and exercises that target the big, body-supporting muscles like the hamstrings and gluteals.

  • Improved Performance

    Gait analysis at each session to assess your dog’s movement and identify underlying issues that may lead to reduced performance

  • Early Detection

    A great tool for monitoring and early detection of health issues

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