Your dogs first consultation will last for approximately 1 ½ hours, this will include:
It gives me an insight into the way your dog walks, trots and canters, and allows me to see areas where they may be holding pain and or stiffness, as well as any irregularities in their gait that they may be displaying.
It can reveal areas of pain referral and over compensation, and is done by assessing how your dog is holding their body.
We will go through your dog’s diet, exercise, lifestyle, medical history as well as what you would like to see from their massage.
I will thoroughly examine your dog with my hands to feel for areas of scarring, injury, soreness, pain, spasm, trigger points, temperature changes and muscular issues. This also gives me and your dog a chance to get to know each other and for them to build trust and feel comfortable, which is extremely important to me.
This will last approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour, being adapted and adjust to suit your dog specific needs. Throughout the session I will be monitoring their body language as well as the way they physically respond, reassuring them as their wellbeing is always of the utmost importance.
The Healing Crisis is the process in which the body goes through when it is eliminating itself of toxins faster than the body can dispose of them. Clinical Massage Therapy stimulates the body’s natural detoxification process, which may cause the Healing Crisis. Depending on the amount of toxins present in the body prior to the treatment will determine the severity of the symptoms experienced.
Signs and symptoms may include: