Your dog does not have to be suffering and injury or recovering from surgery to benefit from Canine Myofunctional Therapy, or “CMT”. CMT is an holistic approach using gentle massage techniques to manipulate the muscles and soft tissues, circulation and immune systems to promote the body's natural healing processes.
Specialist techniques applied by a professional can warm up your dog for work or competition, relieve tension, pain, knots and spasms or simply calm and relax, restore and revitalise. So Samoyed or Shih Tzu, Greyhound or Groodle, Beagle or Bitsa - CMT can benefit dogs of all shapes and sizes.
It is not merely ‘pampering your pooch’, but is in fact a gentle and natural way to create real benefits for your dog, similar to human massage.
Applied by a qualified professional, CMT can:
Stimulate lymphatic flow
Aid digestive processes
Assist elimination of cellular toxins
These can all improve a dog’s vitality and overall wellbeing.
Myofunctional therapy can profoundly improve mobility and flexibility, keeping the body in balance. It can:
Provide quicker and more effective post-operative recovery
Help recover from tears and strains from over-work or over-exertion
Promote healing of muscle spasms and reduce knots
Reduce aches, pains and stiffness
Improve mobility associated with age or some medical conditions
Stimulate your dog before a performance or workout
Calm, relieve stress or provide a feeling of security
Almost every dog can benefit from CMT, with a few exceptions relating to specific medical conditions or diseases. We always advise that you consult your Vet before beginning massage therapy, but as the techniques we use are gentle and non-invasive, it is safe to treat most dogs. The types of dogs we see include:
Agility dogs: pre/ post-workout
Working and performance dogs
Service or assistance dogs
Ex-racing Greyhounds (GAP dogs)
All ages from puppy to veteran
All breeds great & small