Information For Vets

Essex Rivers Clinical Canine Massage recognises the importance of having strong working relationships with Veterinary Surgeons and acknowledges and respects the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and Exemptions Order 2015 by never treating a dog without gaining prior veterinary approval.

As a member of the Canine Massage Guild, I work to Best Practice and will therefore only treat your client’s dog a maximum of three times initially. During this time the dog should respond to treatment. If after three treatments there has been no response I will refer the client back to you.

I have trained for two years with Natalie Lenton at The Canine Massage Therapy Centre and completed the 800 hour externally accredited (by LANTRA) Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme.

I have studied:

  • Canine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Origins, Insertions and Actions
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Indirect and Direct Myofascial Release
  • The Lenton Method
  • Gait Analysis
  • Advanced Palpation Skills
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Skin Problems
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Neurological Disease
  • Massage Theory and The Law
  • Client Care and Clinician Skills

I have undertaken additional training during 2018 in:

  • Facilitated Stretching.
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage, this is a highly specialised and gentle massage technique which encourages the natural drainage and flow of Lymph.

The Lenton Method is a three pronged approach that encompasses Advanced Palpation Skills, Body Mapping and The Seven Protocols. The Seven Protocols are a unique set of Myofascial Release Techniques developed by Natalie Lenton that achieve fantastic long-lasting results. This is what really sets my training apart from standard canine massage. I use four disciplines of massage and over fifty techniques to get results in 1 to 3 sessions that owners will see and dogs will feel.

In addition to running Essex Rivers Clinical Canine Massage I am Clinical Trials Coordinator for the Canine Massage Guild. I am currently working with University Centre Sparsholt and University of Winchester on the first ever study into the efficacy of Clinical Canine Massage, specifically The Lenton Method, please check the Clinical Trials News page for more information.