Category Archives: therapeutic massage

Sharing knowledge is the best

Last week we delivered the 9th occasion of the special Relax HAOK9 Massage CPD training we designed for the professional therapists of the Healing Animal Organisation. This time we had 15 delegates from all over the UK and Europe who … Continue reading

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Always learning

We don’t like to stand still with our therapies. We belong to the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT) who are a body of recognised, trained, fully insured professionals who are committed to continuous professional development. It means we are … Continue reading

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Multimodal workshops

We gave the first delivery of a new AchyPaw workshop given in collaboration with Karen Lippett of Help4Paws. The attendees had spent the morning learning about animal communication with Karen – a Reiki practitioner and animal communicator for animals & … Continue reading

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Team work and co-operation

Bobi is a 2 year old Retriever cross, (although googling him he looks more like a Kuvasz – Hungarian Sheep Herding dog) who was rescued from Romania earlier this year by Blind Dogs Rescue UK. He only has some vision … Continue reading

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Help to make every day as good a day as possible

We all have our good days and our bad days – sometimes that’s due to work, or the weather or our aches and pains.  Most dogs don’t really know about going to work – unless it is which bed or … Continue reading

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Homework and caregiver involvement

When set from school or colleges, homework could be a chore. But as an ex-academic now, I try to make the homework that we set our dog carers, more fun, informative and useful. As well as treating the dogs we … Continue reading

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No reason…just because

Most therapists – canine and human – have a list of conditions on their webpage of issues which they believe would benefit from manual therapy. Classics things you’ll find listed include: slowing down, unsteady gait, limping, difficulty getting up, arthritis … Continue reading

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Helping a rescue dog – meet Bertie

I’m scheduled for another volunteering session at Arundawn Dog Rescue in a few days. But I saw this recent post from Elaine about Bertie the 10 and a half year old Staffie who was sadly back in kennels at the … Continue reading

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Sherlock 3.0 – following a dog through the stages of their life

Sherlock the Labrador is like one of your best friends who you only see once a year but carry on as though no time has passed. We had Sherlock 1.0 who was only a puppy then. His Mum and Grandmum … Continue reading

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It helps when the whole family is involved

Ted is very well named as he is like a big cuddly bear. He is an almost 8 year old Akita Collie cross who was diagnosed with bilateral cruciate issues which his Mum hopes to treat conservatively. Their first method … Continue reading

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