Canine Myofunctional Therapy

What is CMT?

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:

 Improve circulation
 Stimulate lymphatic flow
 Aid digestive processes
 Assist elimination of cellular toxins
 These can all improve a dog’s vitality and overall wellbeing.

Benefits of CMT

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

Is CMT right for my dog?

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:

 Family pets
 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

Contact Julia on 0403 421374 for further information