Canine Massage and Bodywork

Therapeutic functional massage and bodywork provides a number of benefits for your dog, in just the same way as it does for us humans!

Massage can help to: 

  • improve flexibility and range of motion,
  • reduce pain and inflammation,
  • improve nerve and muscle function, 
  • reduce muscle tension,
  • improve muscle tone,
  • reduce scarring and swelling,
  • improve circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • reduce stress and anxiety,
  • promote relaxation and improve sleep quality.

Canine massage is a safe and effective way to improve your dog's overall health and well-being. It is also a great way to help dogs who are sensitive to handling become more comfortable with the process in a non-invasive and relaxed manner. 

If you would like an in-home appointment at your place, these are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Massage appointments are priced:

Initial consultation (allow 90 minutes) - $165

Schedule an Initial Appointment

 

Follow up appointments (allow 60 minutes) can be booked and pre-paid:

  • three sessions - $240
  • five sessions - $375

Follow up appointments booked casually - $85

Schedule a Follow-up Appointment

 

Acupressure, PEMF, cold LASER, and kinesiology taping are additional modalities that may complement your dog's bodywork appointments. 

All massages are carried out on the floor, or wherever your dog is comfortable. I do not use a table. 

As a Fear Free and Low-Stress Handling certified dog trainer and massage therapist I work at your dog's pace to gain their trust and participation in the process. They are encouraged to take breaks if they need to, and then come back if/when they are ready. Because of this appointments may not stick exactly to time; some may run slightly shorter and some may go slightly over. 

I am a certified Canine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapist (CMFT); myo-manipulative is a fancy way of saying massage: 'myo-manipulative' means manually making changes to the muscle and 'functional therapy' is addressing dysfunctions in the body's ability to move optimally. 

If you have questions, or wish to discuss your dog's massage and bodywork needs, please email annie@yourwholedog.co.nz

 

Your Whole Dog

Cooperative care. Fitness. Enrichment. Massage.

Helping you make your dog's day better