Category Archives: multimodal

Mixing and matching therapies

A successful competing athlete will almost certainly have a team of therapists behind them – physio, massage, laser etc – and probably will train in a variety of ways. This will ensure their whole body is fit and primed and … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Dog

Jack’s Mum calls him Magical Jack (well, that’s one of the names he is known by) but I think he should be Lucky Jack. I first visited Jack in November last year when his Mum gave me a list of … Continue reading

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Seated massage for dogs

Wouldn’t it be good if every dog settled down to their massage session immediately? Of course, but that doesn’t happen. Some dogs get it straight away. We arrive. The massage mat goes down. They lie on it. And they’re away … Continue reading

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One of the perks of what we do – smiling.

We’re always putting up pictures of the dogs we work with after their therapy session where they are wearing big fat smiles. But one of the many perks of what we do is that we get to smile too – … Continue reading

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The Power of Touch even works by proxy

I had an emergency call-out for Lord Nelson. His Dad wrote that he was limping on the front left leg having probably over-done his exuberance on the beach over the weekend. He and his Spaniel brother, Mr Darcy are part … Continue reading

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Relaxation massage – at the vets

Charley the Senior Lab is usually quite excitable when being taken to the vets. But this time his Mum sent a picture and wrote : “Charley is at the vets uncle Les. It’s very busy and very hot. Charley is … Continue reading

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Directing the therapy session

Many dogs that we work with are ‘back seat drivers’ – telling us which bits they need help with that day. Sometimes the communication is vocal with sighs and purrs. Sometimes it is by a look with their eyes. And … Continue reading

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Sorry not sorry

We first visited Charley the handsome Labrador a few weeks ago after he’d had a fall. The plan was to treat him and then pass on some therapeutic skills to his Mum so she can help him recover and maintain … Continue reading

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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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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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