How many sessions will my dog need to show improvement?
Generally, the best results show in 1-3 treatments. Some dogs benefit from regular monthly or bi-monthly treatments to help support ongoing orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis.
I’ll give advice on how you can help maintain the muscular health of your dog at home to help prevent your dog from re-injuring themselves.
Will massage hurt my dog?
Some deep muscular release work can be painful – if you’ve ever had a sports massage yourself, you’ll understand! But I carefully warm up the muscles before any deep work and ensure that I use soothing strokes after deep work so that your dog feel relaxed afterwards.
Why do I need my vet to consent to treatment?
The law in the UK is very clear about who can and can’t treat an animal. Under the Veterinary Act 1966 and the Veterinary Surgery Exemption Order 1962, it is illegal for any non-veterinary therapist to treat an animal without veterinary consent.
Can I stay with my dog throughout?
Yes, you are more than welcome to stay. Massage is best done in a quiet environment without lots of stimulation going on around, but dogs are generally happier if their owner is nearby.