Category Archives: well dogs

“Getting it right from the start”

Following on from the Senior Dog Massage & Health Day, Cathie & I are delivering the second in our series of practical canine workshops at the end of this month. This one focusses on the younger dog and how to … Continue reading

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Bob’s story of his first canine massage session

Sometimes a new dog comes along and the therapy session follows the textbook. In fact, I think Bob wrote the textbook. Bob is a young Collie with occasional rear leg issues. He is part of Sarah’s group of dog friends … Continue reading

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This is why we do what we do…..

“Dear Les and Chris, our parents were impressed with how quiet we were when you came in to our house. Normally we have to warn them of strangers but we knew that we didn’t need to worry about you both. … Continue reading

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Two IAAT CPD accredited & promoted workshops for 2018 “Supporting your dog to reach their full potential through every stage of their life”

Cathie Forbes (Southdowns Canine Massage) and Dr Les Ellam (AchyPaw Canine Physical Therapy) have combined their knowledge to design a series of workshops which have been accredited and promoted by the IAAT (International Association of Animal Therapists). We are both … Continue reading

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Autism in dogs – Helping with multi-modal therapy

Sometimes it is about using ALL our experience when helping a dog, particularly autistic dogs. We had a call from a carer who came along to our training session with Sussex Pet Rescue enquiring if massage therapy could help with … Continue reading

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Canine Partners – working with the charity

We were invited by Canine Partners to deliver a special canine massage workshop with the specific aim of promoting relaxation. The UK charity train assistance dogs to meet the needs of individuals with physical disabilities. Their dogs will need some … Continue reading

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Benefits of physical therapy – plus some obscure ones

There are dozens of established benefits from massage and physical therapy. There are the physical and mechanical benefits such as : Rehabilitation Prevention For exercise and sport To manage pain Stimulation of the healing process Increase blood, lymph and nutrient … Continue reading

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RSPCA Brighton Open Day 2017

As usual we attended the RSPCA Brighton Open Day. The RSPCA Brighton is separate from the National RSPCA which means they are entirely self-funding.  This event is a big fundraiser so we offered muscle assessments for a £5 donation to their … Continue reading

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Multi-modal and multi-faceted canine healing

Beautiful Hanna was a Cyprus Rescue Dog adopted by Louise of Touch of Reiki. Hanna came over to the UK a couple of days before Lou was due to take our Level 1 Canine Massage Diploma module with the Healing … Continue reading

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Mine’s a Dog Friendly House

I’ve always been a firm believer of how simple changes to a dog’s home environment can be beneficial to their mobility. When I first visit a dog’s home I find myself looking around their living quarters – not in an … Continue reading

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