Natalie Lenton’s name is synonymous with canine massage therapy. Through her creation and development of the Canine Massage Therapy Centre and its LANTRA-accredited Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme, she is a leading innovator and contributor to the explosion in popularity of this discipline. Thanks to her Programme, which incorporates the unique and trademarked synergy of massage techniques, the ‘Lenton Method® , hundreds of her students are now practicing clinical canine massage across the globe. Many more, from veterinary professionals to hands-on pet lovers – and their dogs – have benefited from Natalie’s best-selling DVD ‘Canine Massage in 3 Easy Steps.
In 2011 Natalie founded The Canine Massage Guild, which today boasts the largest number of professional, competent, fully trained working clinical canine massage therapists in the world. To reflect her commitment to education and skills development in this field, the Guild was established not just as an association but as a community of like-minded people whose goal is to help and support each other in the animal care industry.
In service to this commitment, Natalie has designed a unique Workshop Instructor Programme that offers experienced Guild therapists a progression path to become professional trainers licensed to deliver her exclusive workshops: Beginners Guide to Canine Massage and Pre- & Post-event Massage for the Sporting Dog.
In addition, qualified therapists also benefit from Natalie’s Continuing Professional Development Programme, which includes advanced clinical massage training and a further 15 courses that specifically address their ongoing development and skill, as well as their commitment to the dogs, owners, and vets with whom they work.
Thanks to Natalie’s dedication, drive, and determination, her contribution to education in the animal care industries has transformed the lives of her students who realise their dreams of working with dogs and who have, in turn, contributed to the wellbeing of countless dogs worldwide.
The Lenton Method is currently undergoing clinical trials with Winchester University and Sparsholt University Centre and is the first large scale canine massage study ever undertaken.