Canine Massage (and related topics!) Articles

Blog articles on the topic of Canine Massage Therapy. Including looking at the conditions helped by canine massage and the results you will see and your dog will feel. But also covering related topics including what is involved in your dog having canine massage therapy.

If there is a Canine Massage related article you would like to see here let me know! Email me:  info@EmmaBurtCanineMassage.co.uk.

The Canine Massage Therapy Centre has a number of blogs and articles available which discuss the conditions that can be helped by massage. If you did not find the topic you are interested in on my website you might find the information here: www.k9-massage.co.uk/conditions/.

I provide Canine Massage Therapy from my home in Whiteley where you can come to me in my home clinic. As a mobile service, the main area I cover is Southampton to Winchester, Waterlooville to Portsmouth and all areas in between. I can also travel a short distance beyond these areas. There will be extra travel charges over 10 miles from Whiteley.

If you are interested in canine massage for your dog but I do not cover your area and you cannot travel to me, take a look at the therapists register as there is probably a Canine Massage Guild member in your area too. www.k9-massageguild.co.uk/therapistregister/

Any questions that aren’t covered in my blog yet? Or you want to book an appointment?

Does Your Dog Need a Massage?

Does Your Dog Need a Massage?

If you haven't heard of canine massage before, you might be thinking, what do you mean "Does my dog need a massage?" Dogs are brilliant at many, many things. One thing they are excellent at is hiding when they are uncomfortable. This doesn’t mean they don’t feel pain....

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Why is indoor exercise important for dogs?

Why is indoor exercise important for dogs?

Indoor exercise vs outdoor exercise.
Did you know that 20 minutes indoor exercise can be just as good for a dog as 60 minutes outdoor exercise? This is because mental stimulation is just as important as physical stimulation. Indoor exercise can help engage your dogs’ brain, leaving them tired/chilled and fulfilled.

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Covid-19 Service Updates

Covid-19 Service Updates

Covid-19 is a novel virus which is highly infectious, especially with enclosed indoor spaces.

In order to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19, I have put in place a number of service updates. These are detailed in the article and in the attached risk assessment.

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How to help dogs with Hip Dysplasia

How to help dogs with Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia in dogs is the abnormal development of the hip joint.

Canine Massage Therapy can help with Hip Dysplasia by relieving soreness, stiffness and discomfort. By helping your dog to move and feel better, Canine Massage Therapy will assist in improving their quality of life.

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Slippery floors and Dogs

Slippery floors and Dogs

The flooring in your home can make a big difference to your dog’s overall wellbeing. Slippery floors and dogs is not a great combination.

If a room in your home has hard, shiny and slippery floors, your dog is probably slipping a little every time they walk through that room, and even small slips can cause tears to the muscles.

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Canine Massage – what to expect

Canine Massage – what to expect

Knowing what to expect from Canine Massage Therapy can help to make the first appointment easier for both you and your dog. When you are comfortable your dog will find it easier to relax too.

This blog looks at the day of the appointment. What will happen at the first appointment. What if your dog won’t settle. And what happens afterwards.

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Before your first appointment

Before your first appointment

If you know what to expect from Canine Massage Therapy before your first appointment, it can help to make the experience easier for both you and your dog. Also, if you are comfortable your dog will find it easier to relax.

Before I can book your dog in for a session we first need to be sure that they are suitable for massage and that your vet is happy for me to treat your dog.

And some useful information about things to do, and not do, in the days prior to the appointment.

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Managing arthritis in dogs

Managing arthritis in dogs

Alfie, a ten year old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, has arthritis in his hind limbs. His owner reported he had been slowing down on walks. He was one of my case studies and was a delight to massage.

After his three initial sessions, his owner reported that he was feeling more comfortable and though still slow and steady, he was happier to go on longer walks again which was a great outcome.

Find out more about arthritis and how massage could help your dog.

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