K9 Bodyzone
Clinical Canine Massage Treatment
Tel: 01733 233255   Mobile: 078 4148 3013

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Details of Treatment

If you think massage therapy can help your dog, please call me to discuss the problems that your dog is having so that I can assess whether canine massage is appropriate.

In order to comply with the Veterinary Act 1966 and Exemptions Order 1962, I need to obtain Veterinary Consent before I can treat your dog. A Consent Form can be downloaded on the Veterinary Consent tab on the left hand side of this page for you to give to your Vet. Should your Vet require any further information, please let me know and I will be happy to speak directly to them.
You will need to bring the signed form with you to your initial consultation. Please note that I will be unable to treat your dog without a completed Consent Form.


Initial Consultation

This will take approximately 1 hours and includes:

  • Taking details of your dogs activities, diet, lifestyle and medical history
  • Discussing your main areas of concern
  • Assessment of your dogs posture
  • An analysis of the way your dog walks at different paces
  • A full body palpation to help identify areas of tenderness, injury, muscle tonicity, temperature and state
  • An individually structured massage using a number of different deep tissue techniques including Swedish, Sports and Myofascial Release for 40-50 minutes
  • Discussing the Healing Crisis and any issues I may have found
  • Formulating a treatment plan

Subsequent Consultations

This will take approximately 1 hour and includes:-  
  • Discussing any changes or improvements since the last consultation
  • Gait analysis
  • Structured massage for 40-50 minutes
Results are typically seen in 1-3 treatments although, if your dog has a long held condition, it may require one or two additional consultations.
Orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis may require periodic maintenance sessions. 
The Healing Crisis

This is the name given to the naturally occurring detoxification process which takes place after massage therapy or other forms of body work.   It is a sign of the body working to cleanse itself by eliminating toxins and impurities to enable regeneration of damaged tissue to take place.


This can result in illness-like symptoms or a worsening of existing symptoms while the body is rebalancing itself and can range from mild to severe.   Your dog may appear to be worse than before the massage but these reactions actually indicate that the body tissues are detoxifying and cellular regeneration is taking place.   


Symptoms usually only last 1-3 days and can include:

  • Increased tiredness or lethargy or
  • Restlessness
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Runny nose 
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Increased urination 
  • Increased stiffness or joint pain  
Following massage therapy it is important to allow your dog to rest for 24 - 48 hours, only has a light meal and constant access to water to allow the body to respond to the treatment.                  
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