Poppy is an 11 year old Springer Spaniel. She retired from competitive agility at 5 years old after a diagnosis of Spondylosis. She has just retired from hoopers after a very successful year of competing. She now has severe arthritis in her right stifle and both hind paws. Massage treats areas of overcompensation from this, and helps to manage her pain.

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Fly is a 9 year old Collie cross. She came to me as a very nervous 7 month old rescue and although she’s a generally happy dog now she still struggles with anxiety. She carries a lot of tension throughout her body as a result, so massage helps to return her muscle tone to normal as well as relaxing and calming her. It has also helped her to accept touch.

Finn is a six year old Springer cross who was born in rescue and came to me as a puppy. He’s a very active and accident prone boy! He retired from competitive agility due to eyesight problems which caused a poor jumping style, leading to a chronic shoulder injury. He still enjoys training on a very low height, and is now successfully competing in hoopers. Massage helps to keep him fit and healthy, and picks up small issues before they become serious.