Massage

If you’ve ever had a massage, you’ll appreciate how good it feels.  It’s the same for animals!  

 

From my own research, massage can enhance a dog's wellbeing by reducing heart rate up to 30% and improve their mobility by increasing their range of motion up to 25%.

 

 

Massage is a hands-on treatment which forms a huge part of any physiotherapy treatment session.  

 

This soft tissue therapy is an excellent way of helping to reduce pain and discomfort and get your dog moving better and more comfortably - as well as enhancing their wellbeing.  

This nose to tail approach treats the animal as an individual, observing their body language to help guide the right technique for the right part of the body.  Each treatment will include the most effective combination of techniques and provide additional after care suggestions to the owner to maximise the benefits after the treatment and/or until the next.

Rowdy Enjoying his Alfresco Treatment
Releasing a muscle spasm

Help Improve

  • Flexibility & range of motion

  • Recovery after exercise, illness, surgery or injury

  • Muscle tone

  • Overall wellbeing

Help Reduce

  • Inflammation, soreness, tension & stiffness

  • Painful trigger points

  • Muscle spasms

  • Stress, nervousness & anxiety

Help Overall

  • Manage areas of compensation

  • Stimulate the body’s natural healing process

  • Relax and reduce tension

Techniques integrated include Swedish, deep and cross fibre friction, trigger & stress point, tendon release and mobilisation.

"Our dog has undergone 3 operations on this legs in the past 5 years so is full of knots, tension not to mention his back legs can get very stiff for such a young dog after his surgery work. 
 
But Harriet has treated him and he came back much looser and seems to move better.  She has such a rapport with animals that Rowdy was so excited to be with her (and very soon after, very relaxed!) the indepth report that Harriet sent afterwards was really great to know where Rowdy had the most tension, along with suggested exercises which means we can help him more as well.  Thank you!!"  TM, Owner
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Cross Fibre Friction
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