Beginner’s Guide to Canine Massage

Dog Massage workshop 2017 Helen Clarke teaching

This is an exciting, yet relaxing day that you and your dog will both benefit from.  You will be learning more about what’s underneath your dog’s skin with a fun tutorial “Anatomy Dot to Dot” where you will be finding your dog’s main skeletal landmarks and some of your dog’s main muscle groups.

  • You will practice and perfect 9 main Swedish massage techniques to help improve your dog’s comfort levels and overall wellbeing.
  • Finally you will put everything you have learnt together in a fully choreographed routine.
  • You’ll also learn how to help identify lifestyle issues that could be causing or exacerbating mobility issues with your dog.

Many dog owners have been taught how to help their own dog at home, relieve stiffness and help conditions like Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia. You don’t need to have any massage skills in order to do this workshop, just the willingness and enthusiasm to enjoy the day!

Pre- and Post-Event Massage for the Sporting Dog

Dog Massage workshop 2017 working on an Alsatian

The dates for this are yet to be confirmed, but if your club is interested in organizing a day, please contact me and I’ll be happy to arrange specific dates with you. On this One Day Workshop you will learn how to improve your dog’s performance and most importantly, reduce the risk of injury, with these professionally choreographed routines.  You will be taught about how your dog moves and performs while taking part in a fun and innovative “Anatomy Dot to Dot” before learning your massage techniques and then progressing onto learning three routines:

  • Pre Event Warm up
  • Post Event Cool Down
  • Massage Maintenance at home

Hundreds of competitors, professional handlers and trainers have done this 1 Day Workshop (with The Canine Massage Therapy Centre) to help improve their knowledge of how to help sustain and improve their dog’s peak performance. Whether your sport is Agility, Obedience, Canicross, Gun Dog work, Flyball, Sledging, Showing or Working Trials, this is the workshop for you! Help to prolong your dog’s working life, enable them to work and move more efficiently as well as identify when and where your dog may be holding an issue and loads of top tips for a top performance. Get ready for an action packed day. You don’t need to have any massage skills in order to do this workshop just the willingness and enthusiasm to enjoy the day!

Future dates and venues to be confirmed for both courses, but please contact Helen if interested in finding out more information.

The cost of the course is £120 and runs from 9.30am – 4pm.

Meet me at a show

Three Counties Canine Massage Therapy at Crufts 2015

Throughout the year, I attend different events to promote the benefits of Canine Massage Therapy. I offer FREE Muscular Health Checks for visiting dogs. If you are an existing client, your dog may have a FREE warm up or cool down massage if they are competing!