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**SORRY NOW FULL** Beginners Guide to Canine Massage Workshop

May 17, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Canine Massage Therapy for Sapphie the Lurcher

Learn How to Massage Your Dog


Fully licensed by the Canine Massage Therapy Centre Angela Day from Born to Run in Soffolk is one of a handful of Instructors specialised in the delivery of these one-day massage workshops.  These fun, interactive, and information-packed workshops are for you if you’ve always wanted to learn how to massage your own dog at home.

Working with your own dog for the day not only will you learn life-changing massage techniques and routines you will explore the wonderful anatomy beneath your dog’s skin.

You’ll learn the science behind how and why massage works in addition to the positive physiological and psychological effects it has on our dogs.


Tutorial 1 – Canine Anatomy Fundamentals

Working with your own dog you’ll discover:-

  • How to locate bony landmarks and why it’s critical before starting any massage routine
  • How to locate your dog’s main muscle groups
  • How to spot subtle signs of muscular injury in your dog


Tutorial 2 – Swedish Massage Practice

  • Learn a massive 9 techniques from the discipline of a Swedish massage.
  • Learn & practice passive range of movement – safely and in alignment!
  • As a matter of Best Practice, we ensure that each and every dog attending my workshop has full-body palpation.  This is a muscular health check which may flag up areas of muscular issue and pain or joint concerns that may mean a certain type of technique or passive range of motion may not be suitable for them.  This way we can ensure that each dog is given the appropriate massage techniques for that individual.

The muscular health check is offered to your dog as a free service and therefore does not incur any extra charge.


Tutorial 3 – Guided Routine and time for Self-guided practice.

I will be demonstrating, and then guiding you as you apply the knowledge from the day to give your dog a full body 40 Swedish massage routine!

There is also time allocated for self-guided practice.  I will be on hand to answer any of your questions and to ensure you are comfortable, competent, and confident in your techniques and practice before you return home.


Born to Run Workshops are Suitable For:

  • Dog lovers and those passionate about the health and longevity of their dogs
  • Pet Dogs
  • Dogs with Arthritis/Hip Dysplasia
  • Active younger dogs
  • Senior or aging dogs
  • Dogs who are slowing down
  • Agility or Sporting/Working Dogs
  • Dogs who have stopped doing the things they once did e.g.: get on/off the sofa, in/out of the car
  • Owners looking to help support their dog’s physiotherapy needs
  • Owners who are looking to enable a better quality of life
  • People interested in natural or complementary healthcare
  • Professionals for Continuing Professional Development.
  • This is a self-interest workshop only.


May 17, 2021
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Born to run
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Erskine Centre, Chevington Rd, Chedburgh Bury St Edmunds IP29 4UL