“I was astounded. After just 3 treatments I had my beautiful, happy, boy back!”
Before 2013 I had no idea there was such a thing as dog massage. But from the summer of 2013, my life changed forever.
I’ve gone from an executive in a global science-based business to working with dogs full time in my own thriving business Born to Run in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
How does that even happen?
I’ve had the pawprints of beautiful dogs by my side my entire life.
Back then one of my Huskies Storm had stopped wanting to play with the others and began gaining weight as a result. We all joked he was anti-social.
But as a lovely boy and very clever (I may be biased) he was member of an obedience display team performing at All About Dogs in Suffolk. Of course, he was bloody awesome!
During a break between demos, I saw a canine massage stand offering free muscular health checks and after walking past about 5 times I finally approached the lady there and asked if she would check my Storm. Being my perfect boy perfect she was never gonna find anything right?
Very quickly in the check Storms back erupted into a twitching frenzy. I demanded to know what was going on. Before I tell you what was going on we should go back in time a little.
Back in time to the previous 4 weeks
What you need to understand here is that Storm was prescribed Hydrotherapy to help him lose weight. However, he was terrified in the pool and kept rolling over – the hydrotherapist was amazing and patient with him. But even though Storm was afraid I persisted because that’s what my vet told me to do.
Back to the check
Very quickly into the check Storms back errupted into a twitching frenzy.
I demanded to know what was going on. She told me he had myofascial pain and restriction in his neck and shoulders.
My precious boy was in pain and I had no idea!
She told me she could help him. And that she did.
After just 3 treatments I had my beautiful, happy boy back.
Storm then began to join in and play again and moved so much more freely.
I was so blown away by the results I wanted to learn it for myself and after extensive research did exactly that and trained with the Canine Massage Guild. The most comprehensive training in the UK.
Here I am now changing the lives of dogs in the same way that the massage therapist changed Storms life.
Thank goodness I took advantage of the muscular health check that day!
I’m on a mission
To highlight why it is critical owners seek out the right professional at the right time.
Clinical massage is the missing jigsaw piece in canine rehabilitation. Massage is not just a bit of what I do – It is what I do.
I studied my craft for 2 years and have been in clinical practice for over 5 years. I’m also a Canine Massage Guild Member (Industry Elite) and IAAT
On my quest I have been busy making guest appearances at various web events, talking to vets about IVCI project, on UK Health Radio with Vince The Vet & RWS Radio, running demonstrations at UK dog shows like Noel Fitzpatricks Dogfest South, Great British Dog Walk, All About Dogs, Suffolk Dog Day, Festival of Dogs, The Natural Dog Show and so many more…
If you would like me to speak at your event I would love to hear from you!
A little bit more about me….
I set up Born to Run so that all dogs could have access to affordable massage treatments to help with common orthopaedic conditions including arthritis management and to keep the sport dog at the top of their game.
I provide a personal, high quality, professional service, treating every dog with the respect, patience, empathy and compassion my clients have come to know and love – because every dog is different.
This is not a job, it’s my purpose, my vocation and there is not a single day goes by without feeling grateful for all the “chance encounters” which led me here!
In Loving Memory of Storm
Who Joined the Angels
in April 2020