My background is as a Registered General Nurse, and I have always been interested in how the body works and how a resulting problem may originate from something seemingly unconnected. My time outside of work has always been spent with dogs and horses, and I now have a lurcher, Amber, who I do agility with, 2 ex racing greyhounds, Stella and Woody and Gwinnie, my beloved Fell pony!
I trained for my Canine Massage Diploma with Natalie Lenton at the Canine Massage Therapy Centre, after being so impressed with how my elderly arthritic dog, Sonny, responded to massage treatment. And since 2012, I have been working alongside Natalie as her teaching Assistant on the 2 year Canine Massage Therapy Diploma Course, helping further therapists to train.
In addition to running my clinics, I hold regular massage treatment sessions for the Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust and also Greyhound Rescue West of England in the Hereford/Worcester area. I also try and make time to go to my local rescue centre at Deblins Green when time allows. I give talks to groups such as agility clubs and rescue organisations, to raise the awareness of the benefits of massage and attend regular shows, doing muscular health checks and pre and post event warm ups/cool downs.
I specialise in Sports Massage and Myofascial Release for active and competition dogs, a maintainence remedial massage for ageing dogs and those with on-going conditions such as arthritis and a rehabilitation massage for dogs following surgery and injury. Please contact me to discuss your dog’s particular requirements.
I am fully insured and a Member of the Guild of Canine Massage Therapists which promotes high standards, safe practice and continuous professional development.
I respect the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and Exemption Order 1962 by never working upon an animal without gaining prior Veterinary approval.