BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CANINE MASSAGE
This is an informative, yet relaxing day that you and your dog will both benefit from. In the morning you will be learning about how you can spot sub clinical i.e. not always obvious ways, that your dog may show signs of pain. You will also have stroll under your dog's skin using the main bony landmarks in a guided anatomy Dot to Dot session. This will be used in the following session to locate your dog's main muscle groups. You will also learn some of the subtle signs that your dog is holding a muscular injury.
In the afternoon session, I will show you the basic techniques you need to use in a full-body Swedish massage routine. You will have guided practice in each technique and then we will put this together into a full routine that you can take home with you, practise and “play” with to use to give your dog their unique massage routine
You’ll also learn how to help identify lifestyle issues that could be causing or exacerbating mobility issues with your dog. Hundreds of dog owners, like you, have been taught how to help their own dog at home, relieve stiffness and help with orthopaedic conditions such as Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia.
You don’t need to have any previous massage skills in order to do this workshop, just willingness to learn and enthusiasm to enjoy the day!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
£90, payable in advance. Your place is not secured until I have received payment.
WHERE ARE THE WORKSHOPS HELD?
I will be holding workshops at venues around the country. Brackenfield Church Hall DE55 6AN is the prime location for now, others to be announced.
Please check the listings and dates. If you would like to see one in your area then let me know and I can try and arrange it. If you are a private club or group who have a suitable venue and would like to arrange one then please get in touch to discuss it.
WHAT TIME DO THEY START?
It is an all day event, running from 9.30-4.30. I will start at 9.30 prompt so please come earlier to get yourself and your dog settled.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN DOG?
You will need to bring a dog to work on, and it is best that it is one who knows you and trusts you.
WHAT WILL MY DOG NEED?
Bring a soft, comfy bed, preferably flat, vet bed or something for your dog to lie on. A water bowl and food if need be. Their lead and collar, and you might want to put a coat on them if you have a long drive home so that they can stay warm.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR & BRING?
You will be on the floor (unless otherwise pre-arranged) so you should wear stretchy, comfortable trousers. You will also have your shoes off so you might want to bring some cosy socks too. I know I get cold feet! Bring a cushion so you can have something to sit on. The dog's bed is for them…
DO I BRING LUNCH?
Yes, please bring something for lunchtime, I can't guarantee heating opportunities. I will supply tea, coffee and biscuits for the breaks.
DOES THIS ONE DAY WORKSHOP ALLOW ME TO WORK ON OTHER PEOPLES DOGS?
Categorically NO. You would need to apply to the Canine Massage Therapy Centre to enrol on their 2 year Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme.
This workshop may qualify for CPD hours if you are a canine professional, please check with your regulator.
Dates & Locations of upcoming courses. Choose your date and click on the appropriate button to pay with PayPal.
Or, preferably by BACS, details are below
TO PAY BY BACS
SORT CODE 11-05-22
ACCOUNT No 01531310
NAME Claire Kirton
Please contact me to let me know when you have paid so I can send joining instructions