Dog House Canine Massage Therapy
Dog House Canine Massage Therapy

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Treatment Overview

The first session with you and your dog will last approximately 90 minutes.  I will spend the first 30 minutes taking information from you relating to your dog’s medical history and daily activities, I will also be analysing your dog’s gait and posture.  One of the most important parts of this initial consultation is taking some time getting to know you and more importantly your dog!  

I will then spend approximately an hour massaging your dog.  During this time I will be palpating the dog, getting him used to being massaged and my touch.  This initial palpation will enable me to locate any areas of tenderness, trigger points, old injuries, spasms, strains or muscle wastage.  I will then treat these areas of concern once the muscles are warm.    
Further sessions will include 60 minutes of massage, following up on the previous findings and again working in the areas of concern. 
No two massage sessions will be alike, each session will be tailored for your dog’s needs. 
At the end of the sessions I will explain my findings to you and give you recommendations and guidelines to follow for your dog's further treatment and recuperation.
Some dogs may benefit from further sessions, for example dogs with orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis.  These further sessions would make your dog feel more mobile and comfortable.
The Healing Crisis  
Following the massage session and as the body returns to it's natural balance and heals itself, it may experience a temporary increase in symptoms, this is known as “The Healing Crisis”.  This is a natural process normal and should not give rise to concern.  
It can last for approximately 24-48 hours.  It is an indication that the treatment has been effective and is part of the detoxification process, cleansing the toxins and impurities from the body.
Things to look out:  
  • Lethargy
  • Sickness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Different in sleeping patterns
  • Change in behaviour (agitated/anxious)
  • Increase in joint or muscle pain
  • Increase in urination  
  • Increased thirst
Should you have any further queries on the above, or you have any concerns regarding your dog,  please contact me to discuss further.

Dog House Canine Massage Therapy is committed to maintaining and improving your dog’s general wellbeing

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