I am a Clinical Canine Massage Therapist in Warwickshire. I have a clinic room just outside of Stratford upon Avon (Snitterfield) where I see clients evenings, Friday days and weekends. Contact  me for available appointment and we can find a time that suits us both.

As well as Clinical Canine Massage, I perform Manual Lymphatic Drainage and stretching sessions for dogs that require these specialist approaches.

I am a member of the Canine Massage Guild, Licenced Workshop Instructor teaching people to use massage with their own dog at home, instructor on the Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme training new therapists and guest speaker on muscular health in dogs and the benefits of massage.

What is Clinical Canine Massage?

Clinical canine massage therapy helps with the rehabilitation of muscular injuries like strains, trigger points and myofascial pain which are commonly seen as lameness and slowing down. I also provide chronic pain management for orthopaedic conditions like arthritis and hip dysplasia resulting in improved comfort and mobility.

I can help sporting and showing dogs to maintain their performance, posture and gait or following an injury.

Results are usually seen in 1-3 sessions.

I use an integrative blend of techniques including Myofascial Release, both the Direct and Indirect approach, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage as well as the trademarked MFR protocols from the Lenton Method™. I use Manual Lymphatic Drainage for specific issues such as reducing post operative swelling or oedema.

Clinical Canine Massage delivers results that you can see and your dog can feel.

Drop me an email discuss how I may be able to help your dog

Workshops

Do you want to learn to give your dog a 40 minute Swedish massage? or to warm up and cool down before and after exercise or competition?

Some dogs, and their people, prefer to learn massage in person and others prefer to learn in the comfort of their own home so there are sessions to suit everybody.

A Beginner’s Guide to Canine Massage

Learn how and why to give your dog a 40 minute massage at home

In person at Lighthorne Village Hall, Warwickshire, CV35 0AY. 9.30am to 4.30pm

  • 27 July 2024
  • 19 October 2024

Online

Wednesday evenings 7-8.30pm on 11, 18, 25 Sept and 2 Oct 2024

 

Canine Massage mini workshops for Sighthounds (with Insight Hounds)

In person at Shustoke Village Hall, Warwickshire B46 2AX

Workshop 1 – 20 July

               Get started and understand more about what’s going on underneath your dog’s skin

Workshop 2 – 24 August

               Focus on the front end and 2 more techniques to use in your massage

Workshop 3 – 7 September

               Focus on the hind end, 2 more techniques and put it all together into a routine

You don’t need to commit to doing all 3. Start at workshop 1 and move on to the others if and when you want to. You will be able to start massaging your dog right from workshop 1.

 

Pre and post event massage for the sporting dog

Contact to be added to a waiting list to learn how and why to give your dog a warm up and cool down massage

 

Beginners Guide workshops cost £120 and cover the same material and training time whether online or in person.

Online workshops run over 4 sessions. You will require a camera so I can see you and your dog, somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed and a screen for you to see me whilst you are sitting with your dog. I will give you full details of what you need and some tips on set up before the workshop.

Please get in touch for more details on workshops and to book.

If you don’t see a session that suits let me know and I will notify you when more sessions are available.

 

Talks and group bookings

Drop me a message to discuss how I can provide an interesting and informative session for your group or host a workshop in your area.

  • Workshop in person or online
  • Talk ‘How massage can help your dog’, with optional effleurage demonstration
  • Talk ‘Protect your dog’s muscular system – Spotting signs of pain and 10 harmful habits’
  • Bespoke talks tailored to your group