Muscle Conditioning Starter Package
Our ultimate aim is to help your dog stay as fit and healthy as possible, for as long as possible. For canine massage therapy to be effective we need to treat a dog over a period of time; in most cases, just a ‘one off’ session will not have the desired effect. This is especially the case if your dog is suffering from a long-term, chronic muscular compensatory issue, whereby each subsequent treatment session will start to ‘peel back the layers’ of muscular discomfort.
- First treatment will help to ease tension and help your dog become familiar with the treatment.
- Second treatment will help to improve muscle health.
- Third or more treatments will reinforce change and aid mobility.
We usually recommend a course of 3 or 4 treatments, with a week to 10 days between each session, as this produces the best results.
A full massage treatment usually takes 45-60 minutes. Our first session will involve a detailed consultation, as well as a full massage treatment (1.5 hours in total). The information gathered at the consultation will help us to understand more about your dog’s general background, activity level, behaviour, feeding schedule and medical/veterinary history.
We also offer a one-to-one exercise session for your dog, which can be tacked onto your starter package.
These exercises are designed to work both on your dog’s stabilising core muscles and on the large superficial ‘go fast’ muscles.
The principle is very similar to pilates in humans and the exercises are performed slowly to ensure correct use and strengthening of the supporting muscles.
The exercises are controlled, targeting specific areas to help:
- Build core strength and improve balance and coordination
- Correct inappropriate movement patterns, therefore minimising compensatory issues
The exercise session runs for 1 hour and we will provide you with detailed instructions.
Starter Package Basic
1 x initial consultation 3 x massage treatmentsCost: £170.00
Starter Package +Plus
1 x initial consultation3 x massage treatments1 x one-to-one exercise sessionCost: £210.00
The Small Print: Sessions are non refundable and must be used within a 6-month period of purchase. Price includes visits to a location within 10-miles of Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Mileage may be charged for appointments outside of this area. Vet consent required for massage treatment.