About us, our classes and workshops

Dr Les AchyPawDr Les Ellam (BSc, PhD, Dip CM)

  • Accredited canine massage therapist
  • Member of the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT)
  • Body Massage IHBC IPTI
  • Sports Massage IIST

Chris Penny AchyPawChris Penny (Dip HE Nursing, CNHC Reg, Dip CM)

      • Accredited canine myotherapist
      • Member of the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT)
    • Holistic Body Massage MFHT
    • Reiki and Animal Healing

AchyPaw is our own business and not part of a franchise or larger organisation. We can offer an affordable and personal service to suit you and your dog.

We always look at addressing the whole dog and recognising how they present – energy levels, pain, stress, mobility. By integrating many different modalities such as massage therapy, stretching, myotherapy, myofascial relief, trigger point, education and exercise we aim to bring about multi-modal maximum benefit in an affordable treatment session.

Our treatment room is based in Saltdean near Brighton where there is plenty of space for you to sit while we work with your dog. Home visits can be arranged covering East and West Sussex. You will always be involved in the treatment with your dog which will help to ease any anxiety they may have, allowing you to observe the session, ask any questions and be an active participant. After the session, we will prepare a tailored and personalised treatment plan so that you can continue the good work between treatments to give maximum benefit to your dog and to help prevent the injuries from recurring.

AchyPaw DogMassage Classes : We aim to empower owners to be able to perform beneficial massage routines at home. If you would like to learn some massage techniques, we can arrange Foundation to Dog Massage workshops which teach you how to massage your own dog (you do not need a vet referral form to massage your own dog). These are offered on a one to one or group basis as appropriate. We have delivered a number of CPD sessions at local veterinary practices, the Brighton RSPCA and the Sussex Pet Rescue. Please ask for details as all these sessions can be tailored to your requirements. If you are hosting a local dog show or agility class and would like us to come along to give a demonstration of dog massage or pre- and post-exercise routines, we deliver that also.

If you’ve ever had a massage yourself, you’ll know there are many benefits physical and emotional.  Big or small, young or senior, learning how to massage your dog can :

  • Help them calm down and relax
  • Help them with any aches and pains picked up from daily activities
  • Speed up the healing process if they’ve had an injury or surgery
  • Increase the range of motion in the joints as well muscle tone which is great for agility dogs
  • Ease the effects of ageing in our senior silver faced dogs
  • Reduce emotional problems due to anxiety or stress
  • Help with bonding if your dog has been newly rescued

….and…

  • Give you peace of mind that you’re helping your dog through every stage of their life

Clips of some of the workshops and courses we have given can be viewed on our AchyPaw YouTube playlist here

AchyPaw courses

Graduates of the Healing Animals Organisation undertaking the Relax HAOK9 Massage course.

Feedback after a training session : “Les is amazing – his knowledge, massage techniques and advice have helped my 9 year old giant dog so much in just two sessions with him. Thanks to Les, I now know how to maintain his health and mobility by massaging him at home, he used to be stiff, slow and “solid”, however after meeting Les I now have a happy, much more agile old dog whose moving is so much more effortless compared to how it used to be! I am 100% sure that Les and his advice will make my dogs senior days so much more comfortable. Thank you so much Les and looking forward to seeing you again – Onni moves so beautifully again, gets up from the sofa without any slowness and in general looks so great.”

AchyPaw classes

Guide Dogs after a special massage training class for Guide Dogs and their owners



 

 

 

 

 

Phone : 07544 844120
Email : achypaw@gmail.com or click here

“A fabulous day with a fabulous teacher, seeing your own dog settle under your hands with real massage techniques should be experienced by every owner. Can’t recommend Les highly enough”

“Affordable massage for all dogs”

(AchyPaw South Coast Dog Massage Service – Multimodal therapy for dogs)

 

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