Author Archives: Les

It’s not “Just Massage”

The best Before & After ever Last week 14 year old Harry had a bit of a turn with a seizure or possible stroke. It left him all scrunched up. When his Mum Sarah from Hounds on the Downs sent … Continue reading

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Intention, intention, intention – AchyPaw Canine Massage Rule #1

Among the ‘New for 2019’ dogs was Vintage Girl Rokit, a 13 year Lab who was referred to us by Guy of Coastway Vets with generalised osteoarthritis and stiff back. She also has Cushings and Vestibular Syndrome as well as … Continue reading

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Creaks, ouchy bits and more – defining discomfort in dogs

11 year old Miniature Poodle Tilly’s Mum described her issue as ‘creaking’ when she stretches and wondered if she would benefit from maintenance massage sessions. We love terms like ‘creaking’ and ‘ouchy bits’ as they not only perfectly describe what … Continue reading

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Trust

Trust. When working with dogs that is a HUGE word. You’re performing physical therapy, not petting. The dog may not have been touched in a professional way before. Petted certainly, but intentional touch. Possibly not. You can’t force them to … Continue reading

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Volunteer and Keep Fit – double result

Lots of people are making New Year Resolutions around getting fit (fitter). How about combining that with helping a dog? Chris and I volunteer for the Cinnamon Trust (http://www.cinnamon.org.uk/) helping people who can’t walk their own dogs – because of … Continue reading

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Is age important when deciding to start canine physical therapy?

Some people suggest that massage is only beneficial for senior dogs or canine athletes. The workshops Cathie and I designed recently, focussed on ways that manual therapy, exercises and knowledge can help influence the way that development progresses – from … Continue reading

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Canine Massage Therapy Benefit No.123456

For our latest Double Therapist Day, we worked with senior girls Lyla and Midge. Midge chose Chris while Lyla chose me. Lovely Lyla is a 12 year old Doberman who has a history of stiffness in her forelimbs. Radiographs taken … Continue reading

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Giving confidence to the owner and building muscle strength in their dog

Jack is a 13 ½ year old Springer/Lurcher/Staffie. He is now stiff with osteoarthritis all over exhibiting worse in his hip joints which have weakened. But other than his mobility issues, his Mum described him as in remarkable health for … Continue reading

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Relax HAOK9 Massage Diploma – Nov 2018

An album of pictures from the eighth cohort of Healing Animals Organisation graduates to study the exclusive Relax HAOK9 Massage diploma can be found here

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“Not bad for an old boy”

It’s always encouraging to see how dogs we’ve worked with are progressing with their mobility many months later. I visited 12 year old Corkie and his Dad on New Year’s Eve 2017. At that time Corkie had recently been diagnosed … Continue reading

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