Canine Wellbeing

How I work

It is my aim for my treatment room to be relaxing for both you and your dog. If you are relaxed this will help your dog to relax too.

I will first look at your dog's movement, then I will look at posture to see how easily they can sit and stand and what your dog's natural posture is.

I will then assess the skeletal which is checking the Atlas and pelvis is all level and in line. Next is to check mobilisation of the joints and my final check will be to use palpation moves to check the muscles for any tension or tightness which will be restricting a dogs movement.

During a Merishia Massage Session your dog is free to move away from me when s/he feels they need too, I allow your dog to make the choice of having a massage without force, this will then build up a trust between us for your dog to let me work on really restricted areas where there is a lot of tension.

I also use equipment for proprioception work, which can help paw placement and body awareness, as this will help the body receive input through receptors in the paws, muscles and joints and transfer this information to the brain through the nervous system so that the body can sense itself. Proprioception can help dogs that are busy or those that jump up a lot.

Before a massage, I will need veterinary consent as part of the Veterinary Act to ensure massage is appropriate for your dog. I am happy to contact your vet for you via email.