Clinical Canine Massage is very different to what you may perceive massage to be.
Dog massage is often marginalised due to its representation in popular press and online blogs who infer it is a way to pamper the dog, and that anyone with a few minutes can quickly give their dog a ‘rub down’. Disparaging information has sadly in the past made many owners dismiss canine massage as a viable, results driven therapy.
All dog owners should be aware that Clinical Canine Massage focuses on correct training, practical and theoretical examinations, a fine working knowledge of the dogs muscular and skeletal systems as well as an awareness and an ability to assess for common orthopaedic issues, neurological implications and soft tissue injury. The Clinical Canine Massage Therapist will have a minimum of 2 Years training and specialise in the rehabilitation of muscular injury and Myofascial pain as well as providing pain management for the support of orthopaedic issues such as arthritis and hip dysplasia in dogs. Using 4 Disciplines of Massage and over 50 techniques the practitioner has a unique skill set to aid in a dogs return to mobility and vitality using a scientific approach.
Remember that only Canine Massage Guild Members are trained in this remedial massage and their proven skill set is now recognised via the Review of Minor Procedures Regime muscular skeletal group to be in the same ranking as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and chiropractic or Mctimoney in terms of a viable therapy in the rehabilitation of an animal to comply with the Veterinary Act 1966, Exemptions Order 2015 and National Occupational Standards 61 and 62.