Therapeutic Massage for Dogs & Cats May 2019

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Price: $495.00

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Animal Massage Time! A Weekend Course on Therapeutic Massage for Dogs and Cats

Who Should Attend This Course? This course is an intensive training weekend on therapeutic massage for pets and is ideally suited to dedicated pet owners, vets, vet students, and vet nurses.

What is the Purpose of This Course? Therapeutic massage is more than “patting your pet!” Massage can be exceptionally useful for calming pets, and for pets with behaviour problems. It is a useful tool for the examination process, and helps veterinary consultations to be much more relaxed for both the vet and the pet. Therapeutic massage is an excellent means of rehabilitating an animal following cruciate, spinal, abdominal or any orthopaedic surgical procedure. Massage has great therapeutic benefits for allergic skin disease, immune system dysfunction and geriatric arthritis.

So the purpose of this two-day course is to teach you techniques which will increase your sensitivity to understand, manage, relate to, and calm your pet at home, or your patients in the veterinary setting.

Expected Outcomes: The skills involved in massage are trainable and involve little outlay. The tools of your trade are your hands. A mat or table helps. When you attend this course, please wear comfortable clothing to allow you to move freely with the demonstration dogs.

At course completion you will have full understanding of:

  • How to apply trigger point pressure to problem areas
  • How to calm a dog/cat using the triangle acupressure points
  • How to find restriction of movement bilaterally
  • Where basic acupressure points are found Content
  • Techniques used in Remedial Massage
  • What is Cross Fibre Mobilisation and how that can help with healing
  • Then techniques and benefits of Advanced Deep Tissue Massage
  • Shiatsu/Tui Na (Acupressure massage), demonstration and application
  • What is Myofunctional Physical Therapy and how this can be a useful tool in Vet Practice