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Canine Massage Clinic
Canine Massage is now available at the practice as part of our range of therapies to manage pain, injury and osteoarthritis in pets
- What is Myotherapy? (Canine Massage Therapy)
Myotherapy is a complementary therapy specialising in the treatment of damaged or injured muscle and allied soft tissue.
- Why is it useful?
Muscular issues can manifest themselves in many different ways, causing physical and/or psychological stress, which can have a negative effect on how your dog functions, and can result in pain. The pain associated with muscular discomfort is often underestimated and can be difficult to treat. A multi-modal approach is usually the most effective way to resolve or manage musculo-skeletal issues, of which massage is one aspect.
- How does it help?
Myotherapy promotes good muscle function. Jackie works using specialised knowledge and palpation techniques to identify changes in muscle tone, in order to provide a targeted therapy. This is achieved through a range of techniques aimed at easing congestion within the muscle and soft tissue caused through injury, compensatory or repetitive strain issues.
- What sort of conditions can Massage Therapy help?
- Who is the therapist?
Jackie Dimmer is a Galen trained canine massage therapist and holds diplomas in Galen Canine Myotherapy and Exercise Physiology. She is a member of the International Association of Animal Therapists (No. 1421)
- How do I book an appointment?
Jackie offers appointments at the practice on Tuesday lunchtimes and Wednesdays evenings. Each appointment lasts about an hour and costs £45. To book an appointment please call 01525 373329. (Referrals to Jackie must be approved by a Veterinary Surgeon under The Veterinary Surgeons Act)
Jackie is fully insured. Complementary therapies are often covered by Pet Insurance but please check your own policy.
- I’d like to know more
For more information on Canine Massage visit Jackie’s website
For more information on helping dogs living with arthritis visit our Arthritis Clinic page
- My appointment is booked or I’m thinking of booking – what do I need to know before I come in?
Please read our Advice sheet