Pawfect Therapies



What is canine massage therapy?

Canine massage is a non-invasive, holistic therapy which helps trigger the body’s own natural ability to heal by manipulating the soft tissues of the body and restoring their normal function. A course of massage therapy can maintain or improve both physical and emotional well-being in dogs.

Many canine health problems are related to painful soft tissue problems that can go undetected or disregarded such as sprains, strains, muscle spasms and mobility problems. Massage can help alleviate these issues, speed the healing time and produce visibly significant results by reducing pain and muscle tension, releasing painful trigger points (knots), breaking down scar tissue, lengthening muscles and improving joint flexibility.

Canine_Massage_TherapyResults can typically be seen in 1-3 sessions.

Examples of conditions that canine massage may help with:

Benefits of canine massage

Canine massage therapy influences all systems of the dog’s body, including their musculoskeletal, lymphatic and circulatory system. It may be beneficial following an injury or for post-operative/long-term conditions, such as arthritis, where the dog's ability to move freely is hindered. Massage can also help performance dogs by warming up and cooling down, both of which lessen the risk of injury.

Benefits may include:

Veterinary Consent

Massage is a complementary therapy and does not replace veterinary treatment. My work is carried out in conjunction with your vet, complying with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and Exemption Order 1962, where no massage will be carried out without prior written consent from your vet. I do not diagnose but will consult and refer you back to your vet if required.

Please click here to download your Veterinary Consent Form.

Canine massage prices

Initial Consultation..............£40*


Initial consultation includes: gait analysis, palpation assessment, consultation form and massage - this may take 1-1.5 hours

Massages thereafter may take from ½ to 1 hour depending on the dog’s progress.

*If you have pet insurance for your dog, please check which level of cover you have as many complementary therapies are now included and you may be able to reclaim the cost.

(Prices are based on Edinburgh visits, for outwith this area, please ask for more details)

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to book a consultation.

Mob: 07845 649 100