Important Information for Veterinary Practices

As a Registered Veterinary Nurse with numerous years of experience I recognise and acknowledge the importance of having strong working relationships with Veterinary Surgeons so that are mutual clients benefit from complete care. I adhere to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and Exemptions Order 2015 by never treating a dog without gaining prior veterinary approval.

As a member of the Canine Massage Guild, a nationwide register of fully trained therapists,  I will always work to best practice and will therefore only treat your client’s dog a maximum of three times initially with improvements usually noticed after the second session, if however there is no change or I am at all concerned then I shall be refering straight back to yourselves for further investigation.

I have trained for two years with Natalie Lenton at The Canine Massage Therapy Centre and I have successfully completed the 800 hour externally accredited Clinical Canine Massage Therapist Programme, therefore rest assured I am fully trained and I also hold my own insurance.

As part of the clinical canine massage course I have extensively studied:

  • Canine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Origins, Insertions and Actions
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Indirect and Direct Myofascial Release
  • The Lenton Method (a three pronged approach that encompasses Advanced Palpation Skills, Body Mapping and The Seven Protocols. The Seven Protocols are a unique set of Myofascial Release Techniques developed by Natalie Lenton that achieve fantastic long-lasting results. This is what really sets my training apart from standard canine massage)
  • Gait Analysis
  • Advanced Palpation Skills
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Skin Problems
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Neurological Disease
  • Massage Theory and The Law
  • Client Care and Clinician Skills

I have also gained further knowledge and advanced skills in:

– Facilitated stretching

– Manual lymphatic drainage

If you would like an information pack sent out to your practice regarding further information about clinical canine massage therapy then please fill out my enquiry form and I will be more than happy to sort for you.