During 2017, we will be holding a further series of workshops hosted by Paws, Play & Stay Dog Hotel introducing some of the theory and practical skills needed to massage your own dog throughout the year. Each session, lasts just over three hours, costs £40 per owner and dog, is fully hands on and great value for money.
Subjects covered during the workshops include :
- An introduction to a hands-on approach
- Improving and developing your techniques
- Preparation for activities and the canine athlete
- Maintenance of active dogs
The next Foundation course : Introduction to massaging your own dog is to be held on Saturday 27th May. Please contact Reception on 01903 785166 to book a place
Monday 13th February 2017 : Network Meeting for Therapists and Learners in Brighton
Brighton Holistics host bimonthly network meetings bringing together therapists, students, health and well-being specialists to listen to speakers talk about latest therapies and treatments. This valuable hub is for all who have a passion in complementary therapies enabling therapists to network and feel part of a therapy community. Attending a network meeting with Brighton Holistics gains therapists 2 CPD points.
We were been invited along to talk about Canine Massage. The session was aimed at exploring the similarities and differences between human and canine physical therapies. Canine massage shares many similar techniques and benefits but is specfically adapted to the physiology of a dog. These differences were interactively discussed along with exploring differences between breeds and actual case studies. Read about this here
Saturday 1st April 2017 : Foundation in Canine Massage – Agilty Massage, Conditioning & Exercises
Brand new workshop delivered at Paws, Play & Stay Rustington for agility and working dogs.
The workshop comprised a routine of 16 moves which can be mixed and matched for daily massage or that little extra on agility days. There was also a full warm-up and cool-down routine plus a series of exercises focussing on conditioning the canine athlete. Throughout the workshop, we looked at basic anatomy with plenty of interaction and discussion on massage and sports. As ‘experience is knowledge’, the delegates experienced some of massage techniques themselves as it always helps to understand how it feels before trying them on your dog.
If your agility club would like us to deliver this workshop to your association in the future, please contact me.
Saturday 13th May : Plumpton College Open Day
Sunday 16th July : RSPCA Brighton Open Day
Thursday & Friday 9th and 10th November @ Relax HAOK9 Massage Level 1 Diploma for the Healing Animals Organisation