How and who it helps

AchyPaw Canine massageTherapeutic massage & myotherapy is a safe, hands on, affordable manipulative therapy which aims to improve and benefit the mobility and quality of life of your dog whether you have a Great Dane, Miniature Terrier, senior dog, puppy or canine athlete. We use a multi-modal approach of therapy, education, advice and exercise.

In a treatment session, we offer :

  • Guided demonstration of a tailored massage routine you can perform daily on your dog in between treatments
  • Guided demonstration of a tailored exercise routine beneficial for your dog
  • Advice on home adaptations that may help your dog’s mobility
  • Advice on additional complementary therapies that may be beneficial
  • A personalised workbook that includes all the massage routine, exercises and advice

If you’ve ever had a massage yourself, you’ll know there are many benefits physical and emotional.  Big or small, young or senior, massaging your dog can :

  • Help them calm down and relax
  • Help them with any aches and pains picked up from daily activities
  • Speed up the healing process if they’ve had an injury or surgery
  • Increase the range of motion in the joints as well muscle tone which is great for agility dogs
  • Ease the effects of ageing in our senior silver faced dogs
  • Reduce emotional problems due to anxiety or stress
  • Help with bonding if your dog has been newly rescued


  • Give you peace of mind that you’re helping your dog through every stage of their life

All our treatment plans are individually prepared and tailored to the needs of you and your dog. Whether your dog is a family pet or a working dog every dog can benefit from a massage session, some of the specific benefits include :

Feedback and testimonials

Feedback from the dogs

(AchyPaw South Coast Dog Massage Service – “Affordable massage for all dogs”)

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