Clinical Canine Massage

Results in 1-3 Treatments

Jessie suddenly developed a highly fatigable gait with all four legs affected.

Her desire to go for a walk dropped to zero, along with her ability to jump, climb stairs and walk.

A short period of no exercise was followed by catastrophic muscle and weight loss over her whole body.

We were seriously considering having her put to sleep!……..”   

Read more about Jessie below

Dr. Steve & Dr. Mandy Humphreys and Jessie

What Is Canine Massage Therapy?

Massage is a natural, non-invasive, manual therapy that involves me checking your dog’s muscles and soft tissue for injury and massaging out sore tight, and restricted soft tissue and muscle which can make even the simplest activity, like getting up, walking, or toileting painful.

Often the missing jigsaw piece in canine rehabilitation, massage therapy for dogs helps them cope with the pain of diagnosed conditions like osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, cruciate injury.  I truly do give your dog back their sparkle in just 1 – 3 treatments! 

Regular proactive massage treatments (pre/post and mid season), keeps muscles more mobile, more supple, more flexible and less prone to injury.  Leading our agility, canicross, flyball, gundogs and sled dog teams to the top of their game.


Canine arthritis management is the No. 1 reason why owners book clinical massage for their elderly dog!  

Can Massage Therapy Help Your Dog?

Jessie – A happy ending!

Canine Massage Therapy for Jessie

“At 10 years Jessie suddenly developed a highly fatigable gait with all four legs affected.

Her desire to go for a walk dropped to zero, along with her ability to jump, climb stairs and walk.

A short period of no exercise was followed by catastrophic muscle and weight loss over her whole body.

We were seriously considering having her put to sleep!

In combination with diagnostics at Dick White Referrals, Angela worked in a very kind, gentle, and consistent way with Jessie.

She explained everything she did in a way that we understood and trusted.

Angela supported us for months during Jessie’s’ rehabilitation as well as making herself available when we needed urgent appointments.  She really helped raise our confidence through the exercises and therapy she conducted that Jessie’s health could indeed return to normal.

‘We are very pleased to report, that months later our little dog’s health has been restored and that it is clearly sustainable.
As a result of our experience with Angela Day, we have had no hesitation in recommending her to friends and family with dogs.

Dr. Steve & Dr. Mandy Humphries & Jessie

Common Signs Your Dog is in Pain.


  • Appear old before their time
  • Recurring or intermittent lameness
  • Dog unable to ‘cock’ his leg to pee
  • Not able to toilet in one go
  • Lagging behind on a walk
  • Refusal to jump into the car, use stairs or ‘measuring’
  • Depressed or withdrawn
  • Refusal to play or go for walks
  • Twitching skin
  • Stiffness getting up or laying down
  • Change in behaviour
  • They may have lost their ‘sparkle’.
  • Uneven nail wear
  • Canine athlete performance issues
  • Oh and that scratchy leg thing they do when you rub their side or belly – Myofascial restriction!

The Benefits of Canine Massage.

  • Pain relief for dogs who can’t tolerate pain meds or anti-inflammatories
  • Improves joint health and function
  • Reduces stiffness
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves range of movement
  • By breaking the pain cycle massage successfully offers pain management to dogs with arthritis, hip or elbow dysplasia, spondylosis, luxating patella, and cruciate injury
  • Improves performance, gait, and postural issues
  • Helps to reduce levels of anxiety, nervousness, and depression.
  • Improves the quality and longevity of life
  • Gives your dog back their “sparkle”

Your dog will move better, will feel better, and be happier!

I treat as I find, working ethically I don’t take block bookings.

If after 3 treatments you don’t see an improvement I will discuss alternative options with you.

Cost – £50 per treatment

Conditions Canine Massage Helps

Osteoarthritis – Hip Dysplasia – Elbow Dysplasia – Lameness – Performance issues – muscle pain and weakness  – Strain & Sprain OCD – Spondylosis – IVDD – CDRM –Neurological Inhibition – Conservative management of Cruciate Injury & Luxating Patella (grades 1 & 2)

You’ll be comforted to know that a law exists to protect your dog, your Vet, and your Massage Practitioner from those who have not undergone the rigorous training required to safely treat your dog.  

It’s called The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and Exemptions Order 2015

It means that vet consent is needed before your dog’s massage treatment.

When you book your first massage appointment with us you’ll receive a Vet Referral Form in your e-mailed booking confirmation which you can take to or e-mail to your vet.  Or feel free to download from the Vet Information area.

A Gift Awaits You ….

Born to Run, Massage Therapy, Core Conditioning & Fitness Classes & Workshops for the dogs of Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lavenham, Stowmarket, Newmarket, Thetford, Diss, Wickhambrook, Dunmow.

Not in these areas?  Don’t worry we are also online!


I run with my golden doodle “ Perci “ ( Cani Cross).  A few months ago I noticed he had a limp I rested him but it didn’t improve.

I had been to a talk Angela did at our vets so contacted her.

Perci was so at ease and you could visibly see him easing under Angela’s hands, he actually went to sleep whilst she worked her magic.  

After just one session his limp went completely.  Perci and I cannot recommend her enough 

Bex & Perci


I just wanted to say to anyone that is looking to get help with their canine friend,

Angela is one in a million, two years ago Misty had many muscular problems and was unable to jump properly but following treatment and guidance we had an amazing season last year.

I sadley lost Misty this month through cancer but with the help from Angela our final season was amazing together.

Thank you Angela xxx simply the best xxx

Ann & Misty


I took my 12 and a half-year-old Collie cross Bailey to see Angela after his joints appeared stiff.

He was diagnosed with Arthritis some time ago and wanted to see if massage would ease this.

After just one session I was shocked at the improvement in his mobility and range of movement.

I would 100% recommend Angela and Born to Run Canine Massage.

Karen & Bailey

Altuhna Sled Dogs

Tactile, tenacious, thorough, passionate for results. 

Amazing how in tune with my dogs Angela was when treating them.

Born to Run is a firm favourite with

Altunha Samoyeds


My gorgeous old boy went to see Angela acting his 11.5 years.

After 2 sessions he is now acting like a puppy. He is so much active and instigates playing with the other dogs rather than keeping out of their way!

So so pleased with how he is now I just wish that I knew about Angela years ago!

I can not thank her enough!

Kirsty & Harvey


I took Alfie, my border collie to Angela after a bit of unexplained lameness in his back leg.

Angela gave Alfie a full massage and he was so much more relaxed and showed no signs of any problems after.

Would definitely recommend.

Jan & Alfie


Scruff is a Border Terrier with what looks like some rough handling in his past.
We rescued him at 8 months ago and they say he is bout 8-9 years old.
Scruff is a happy dog and has settled in with us well.
Due to his past, he is very tense and has a lot of “trigger points”
Scruff only needed 2 appointments and he is a more versatile dog and seems more relaxed.
We will be continuing to see Angela with Scruff for maintenance work on him.

Natalie & Scruffy


My 8yr old lab Rory had a persistent limp that couldn’t be diagnosed accurately by the vets and the usual ‘cover all’ anti-inflammatories didn’t work, so I decided to give canine massage a go!

I had heard good reviews, so I booked Rory a session.   Following just two sessions, Rory hasn’t looked back and seems so much more comfortable, especially after a long walk. Angela also gave some very good tips on how to look after your dog’s muscular wellbeing.

Giles & Rory


Five star review from me!
Great and professional service throughout the whole treatment! Selune really enjoyed it and even though she didn’t have any major issues I noticed a difference in her movements!
Would happily recommend Born to Run to anyone! xx

Cicci & Selune

Torwind Spaniels

We (Torwind Spaniels) love what you are able to do and have done for our dogs Angela Day.  Their lives are better with you in it. 

Sometimes something doesn’t quite seem right but you find it, release it, sort it, job done.  These dogs do and go through so much, give so much, living life to the full.  Individually 

I took Woody for a first assessment and after seeing the results, have ended up taking all our spaniels.  Great work. Great results.  Your dog is worth it.   Long may she and other canine massage practitioners continue this life-changing work

Shara & Jim, Torwind Spaniels

Bolt, Jam and Charlie

I can recommend the treatment.  If anyone has an ageing greyhound go and get them a session or two – it really does help! 

Karen   Bolt, Jam, Charlie  


Sapphie, has spent most of her adult life now hopping.  Three vets have said there is nothing more they can do for her.  We did achieve some considerable progress via physio and to a lesser extent hydrotherapy , but progress has now plateaued and I was keen to try massage to see if that helps.

The session last week has had a very positive effect on Sapphie’s lameness. Since the day after you came, she has been using the leg more, especially on walks, morning and evening, and more consistently i.e even if she has had a bit of a run.   Really pleased with this progress

Louise and Sapphie


Born to Run Massage has made a huge difference to Milou (4yr old ChihuahuaX) who is a very active dog and a keen cani-cross runner. Milou has a few issues with her pelvis which leaves her with some tight muscles in her back and makes her feel uncomfortable. So needs some help to release the knots from time to time.
Angela is so calm and gentle with the dogs and makes you feel really relaxed which helps the dog also, I almost fell asleep myself just watching her work. Milou really enjoyed her massage and loved all the attentioned.  
Milou had 2 sessions with Angela and it made a big difference. Milou is enjoying her cani-cross runs again and has a lovely swing in her back again and is moving much more freely now.
I always recommend Angela to anyone whose dog shows some discomfort or is feeling a little tight in the joints.
Cindy and Milou 


My cavapoo seemed to be stiff when walking and would avoid play with other dogs. 

After one treatment he seemed much more comfortable as he zoomed around the room!  He held his head higher and no longer had a robotic stiffness when he walked. At his second treatment, Angela was able to free off a lot more trigger points as he was much more supple since the initial treatment. Since this second treatment, he has been like a puppy again, charging around and engaging in play with his friends. He no longer seems to be ‘protecting’ himself when near to other dogs. I can’t thank Angela enough as the treatment really has transformed his quality of life. 
Tracey and Ozzie

Lady Pepper

My dog got hit by a child riding his scooter into her rear last year, which left her in pain and limping. Angela came out to massage her twice and had her up and running again after the treatments. Angela is a very knowledgeable therapist and gave me lots of insight on top of the massage for the dog, which she enjoyed very much thanks to the calm and patient energy Angela brought to the table. I’d recommend her services and will be contacting her again should anything ail our furry family companion again in the future.

Jasmine and Lady Pepper


I first met Angela at an agility show, where I was competing with my G6 border collie Piper. he wasn’t running at his normal speed

I was so happy with how Piper took to it all, and how relaxed he was through the session.  Also, I was very impressed with Angela’s knowledge, so much so, that we now enjoy regular maintenance massage sessions, every few months, just so I know that Piper is in tip top condition.  I have retired Piper from agility now, but will continue to see Angela on a regular maintenance basis, because I trust her judgement, and skills, (plus Piper adores her) and I would highly recommend Angela

Jo and Piper


Thank you Angela for Dillon’s wonderful treatment this morning ……..I think we’ll be serenaded by his snoring this aft!! 😍🐾

Andrea & Dillon


Born to Run were recommended to me when I was looking for some massage therapy to help my dog recover from cruciate knee surgery.

He’s had a wide range of treatments to keep him sound  – physio, hydro, chiro etc,. but the massage is the one that I have found has made the most sustainable difference to his condition – and it’s one that I can get involved with and help maintain myself too.

Liz and Beanie