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Dog getting a massage

Canine Massage Therapy

Massage is the oldest form of medicine and acts beneficially on all  of the bodies systems to promote healing, performance and fitness.

Early detection and treatment of injuries can prevent unnecessary muscle wastage, speeding recovery and the restoration of optimal health and fitness for the dog.

Massage clinic
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two dogs getting massage
Workshop demonstration

Workshops

For groups of 6-10 people wanting to learn valuable skills to support their dogs health and performance.

Topics include:

Performing visual assessments

Performing soft tissue diagnosis

Massage techniques

Passive stretching

Know when to seek assistance.

Workshops are tailored to the group attending to ensure relevance for those participating, price varies depending on venue, location, topics covered & numbers attending.​

Group bookings

Great value, Expanded service area & Extended hours

Venue - Your choice, it may be someone's home, a local park or clubrooms.  The only requirement is a space where dogs will be comfortable enough to relax.


Scheduling - ​Depending on the space available and the number of dogs involved it may be best to set up a schedule of appointments, this will be discussed at the time of booking.

​Price - varies according to group size, distance travelled and services provided.  

Mobile service

We come to you for the ultimate convenience.

Treatments can occur indoors or out, at your home or a local space of your choice, all we need is an area your dog will find comfortable & relaxing.

​Check out our service area map for the area covered by our mobile service.


For bookings outside our usual service area please consider group bookings.

Clinic based services

All services available in our clinic situated in a lovely relaxed rural setting.

For those that prefer the outdoors we have a lovely lawn area to suit, weather permitting of course.

Location:

392 Limeworks Loop Road

Te Pahu,

Waikato

Just 30 mins from Hamilton

Not sure if massage is right for your dog?

I've heard there are different types of massage, which type do you do?

Canine myofunctional therapy is a traditional hands on treatment of the muscular system with each muscle treated in entirety.  Various techniques are employed during treatment, increasing circulation and relieving tension throughout thereby improving the entire anatomy and physiology of all systems.

What does massage actually do?

Massage acts directly on muscle fibres improving muscle tone and efficiency as well as improving circulation of both blood and lymph with the intake and excretion of nutrients and wastes respectively, this improves the way the body performs and can heal itself following exertion or injury.  Add to this the release of endorphins and other helpful biochemical substances and massage is a powerful therapy which can benefit dogs regardless of age, breed or lifestyle.

Is massage suitable for Puppies?

A therapeutic (relaxing) massage can be very beneficial for nervous or excited puppies.  As well as improving circulation it calms the nervous system thereby reducing anxiety.  It also adds to the incredibly important handling experience to assist in preparing them for things such as veterinary checks.  Massage can also provide the foundation for any recommendations regarding areas of imbalance, sensitivity or injury and can help set the foundation for a long, healthy and physically active life.

I have an old dog that's not very mobile, would a massage help her at all?

For the older or more sedate dogs a maintenance massage can be incredibly beneficial, stimulating blood and lymph flow that would normally occur during exercise to assist in counteracting everyday life and compounding health challenges that take their toll on the aging body.  Massage can release tight contracted muscles and alleviate discomfort which left untreated can lead to further imbalance and even muscle wastage.  It can improve and maintain the range of motion which further supports a continuing healthy active lifestyle.

My dog has been unwell lately, will a massage make him feel better?

Generally, rest is best when unwell as the body is already working hard to fight off any infection and to heal, a vet is the best qualified to discuss the appropriate treatment for your dog and if/when massage could be beneficial for them.

My dog is injured at the moment, can he still have a massage?

A recent acute injury would likely be contraindicated for massage as it may interfere with the body's healing process.  However, as the body heals massage can play an important role in restoring fitness and mobility.  Each case is unique, and a discussion is the best way to assess the appropriate way forward, give me a call today to discuss further.

Please get in touch with any additional questions or concerns you may have.

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