Welcome to Essex Rivers Clinical Canine Massage

My name is Lisa Stilwell. I work with dogs of all ages from pets to show dogs, working dogs and canine athletes. I am a member of the Canine Massage Guild, DBS checked and fully insured by Balens.

I help to rehabilitate soft tissue injuries commonly seen as lameness and also support common orthopaedic conditions such as Hip Dysplasia and Spondylosis.  Clinical Canine Massage can also be beneficial for dogs requiring chronic pain management for long term conditions such as Arthritis.

I have trained for 2 years with The Canine Massage Therapy Centre and use 4 disciplines of massage.

These are:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Release, both indirect and the Lenton Method® of direct Myofascial Release

I have undertaken additional training in:

  • Facilitated Stretching
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage, this is a highly specialised and gentle massage technique which encourages the natural drainage and flow of Lymph.
  • Ventral Aspect Techniques
  • Advanced Deep Tissue Massage
  • Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Canine Conditioning
  • Veterinary Osteoarthritis
  • Small Animal Rehabilitation

Massage can help to improve:

  • Gait
  • Posture
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Behaviour
  • Performance

In 1-3 sessions I aim to get results that owners can see and dogs can feel.