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What is Clinical Massage?

Clinical Canine Massage is the skilled application of techniques that manipulate muscle, tendon, ligaments and connective tissue. Using fingers and hands the body can be stimulated or relaxed on a cellular and neurological level. Myofascial release with effleurage, petrissage, kneading and tapotements are used to assist in the rehabilitation of soft tissue and muscular injury commonly seen as lameness and slowing down. It works to relieve muscle and connective tissue restrictions, spasms and contracture which may be limiting normal movement and affecting activities of daily living for your dog. It can be applied to any dog whether active, working or elderly and suffering with a long- term condition such as arthritis or hip dysplasia or recovery from an operation.