Beginners Guide to Canine Massage is the perfect introduction into how dog massage can help your best friend at home!
This is very 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 (Bony Landmarks) and some of your dog’s main muscle groups.
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.
Who is the workshop suitable for?
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 ( 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 public’s dogs. This is a self-interest workshop only
People considering applying for the Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme with the Canine Massage Therapy Centre
Dog lovers and those passionate about the health and longevity of our dogs
You don’t need to have any massage skills in order to attend this workshop, just the willingness and enthusiasm to enjoy the day!
What will you learn?
Tutorial 1 – Canine Anatomy Fundamentals
How To Locate Bony Landmarks and why It is 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 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, which 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.
I will be demonstrating, and then guiding you as you apply the knowledge from the day to give your dog a 40 minutes Full Body Swedish Massage Routine. There is also time allocated for self-Guided Practice where I will answer any of your questions to ensure you are competent and confident in your techniques and practise.