Massage and the Arthritic Dog Workshop

This one day workshop is intended to demonstrate some of the benefits massage can have on the arthritic dog.

It is primarily intended for handlers that have no massage experience or knowledge of canine anatomy.

How can it help ‘my’ dog?

Gentle specialised massage techniques can really help osteo-arthritis.  The benefits can be astonishing with your dog improving their mobility through easing of joint discomfort therefore becoming so much happier!  Read this article featured Dog World magazine Compensating for Compensation (article Dogworld Jan 10)

…..Osteoarthritis / D.J.D. can also be called secondary joint disease, thought to be brought on as a result of a trauma or injury to the area.  ……  We also found that the average age for a diagnosis for O.A. was 9 years old, 66% were 8 years and over and 25% were 12 year and older; to us 9 years old is very young for a dog to be suffering from any form of arthritis……Of those dogs seen and treated all of the handlers reported improvement with their dog’s mobility therefore their quality of life after having  treatment.  Excerpt DogWorld 2009 written by Julia Robertson.

 The advantages of massage for your arthritic dog


Date: The workshop will be taking place on Sunday 29th September.
Location: Madehurst Cricket Club, Madehurst, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0NN
Timings: 9.30am – 16.00pm
Cost: £125
Suitability: For all levels

As you can imagine, it’s vital that no dogs attend that have contracted or been knowingly exposed to any infectious or contagious disease during the 21 days prior to the workshop. Please bring a pencil and paper. A workbook will be provided, and please wear suitable clothing for the day.

The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 restricts the treatment of an animal by any persons other than a qualified veterinary surgeon, and the Customer acknowledges this. This workshop does not provide customers with any specific qualification to practice on any animal.

How to enrol

This course is delivered by Anne Tooley, one of our experienced canine Myotherapists. Anne manages enrolments onto the workshop, so if you’d like to attend then please feel free to contact her on 07712481363. You can also contact her via

We strongly advise connecting with Anne to check that places are still available, however you can also download an enrolment form directly by clicking here

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