Beginners Guide to Canine Massage

Beginners Guide to Canine Massage is the perfect introduction into how dog massage can help your best friend at home! By the end of this 1 Day Workshop you will be able to give your dog a Full Body 40 Minute Swedish Massage to help loosen stiff, sore, tight muscles, improve their comfort levels and improve their sense of wellbeing.

Over the last 10 Years we’ve taught thousands of dog owners how to massage their own dog at home with this fun, informative and beneficial way to double your value to your dog at home!

Who is the workshop suitable for?

· Pet Dogs
· Dogs with Arthritis/Hip Dysplasia
· Active younger dogs
· Senior or ageing dogs
· Dogs who are slowing down
· Agility or Sporting/Working Dogs
· Dogs who have stopped doing things they once did e.g.: get on/off sofa, in/out of car
· Owners looking to help support their dogs canine physiotherapy needs
· Owners who are looking to enable a better quality of life
· People interested in natural or complimentary healthcare
· Professionals for Continuing Professional Development (please note that the workshop does not allow you to practice with the publics dogs. This is a self interest workshop only. If you are interested in training as a therapist the full Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme can be found here)
· Dog Trainers
· People considering applying for the Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme.
· Behaviourists
· Dog lovers and those passionate about the health and longevity of our dogs

What you will Learn?

The science behind how and why massage works as well as the positive physiological (body) and psychological (mind) effects it has on a dog

Tutorial 1 – Canine Anatomy Fundamentals

· How To Locate Bony Landmarks and Why Its Important Before Starting Any Massage Routine
· How To Locate Your Dogs Main Muscle Groups – You’ll be working with your own dog to do this!
· How To Spot Subtle Signs of Muscular Injury In Your Dog

Tutorial 2 Swedish Massage Practice

· Learn a Massive 9 Techniques from the Discipline of Swedish Massage for your dog
· Learn & Practice Passive Range Of Movement Safely and in Alignment – a strong yet gentle technique to improve mobility in your dogs joints and muscles
· As a matter of Best Practice we ensure that each and every dog attending one of our workshops has a full body palpation. This is a muscular health check for your dog that can flag up areas of muscular issue and pain, or joint concerns , that may mean a certain type of technique or passive range of motion may not be suitable for them. This way we can ensure that each dog is given the appropriate massage techniques for that individual. The Muscular Health Check is offered to your dog as a free service and does not incur any extra charges.

Tutorial 3 Guided Routine and time for Self guided practice.

Natalie will be demonstrating, and then guiding you as you apply the knowledge from the day to give your dog a Full Body 40 Swedish Massage Routine. There is also time allocated for Self Guided Practice where Tutors and Assistants from the Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme are on hand to answer any of your questions to ensure you are competent and confident in your techniques and practise.

Who Is Your Tutor?

Who Is Your Tutor?

You’ll be guided by Director of the 10 year Established Canine Massage Therapy Centre, Natalie Lenton, lecturer on the 2 Year Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme, Author of Canine Massage in 3 Easy Steps the DVD and feature writer for Our Dogs Newspaper, who will show you the right way to massage your dog so they can benefit from your new skill!

Natalie will bring your dogs anatomy to life as you learn more about the wonders and intricacies of the muscular system which accounts for 45% of your dogs bodyweight. Combine that with the fascinating range of massage technique, each having their own unique function, and you will see why our 1 Day Workshops have been so popular with thousands of dog owners over the last 8 Years.

You will also be helped by Assistants who are either Tutors or Students on the Clinical Canine Massage 2 Year Practitioner Programme, ensuring you get plenty of hands on help.

You must provide your own canine companion when attending any workshop!

Should you need to Transfer or cancel your workshop booking, Admin fees may be applied.  Please see our Terms and Conditions for details

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Our workshops in Worcestershire are generally held minutes from Junction 1 M42,  Junction 4 M5, Bromsgrove.  See shop for details.


Beginners Guide to Canine Massage
1 Day Workshop
£114 (inc. VAT)