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Over the duration of the course the following areas will be covered:

  • Canine anatomy and physiology
  • The Lenton Method™
  • Myofascial Release Indirect Approach
  • Myofascial Release Direct Approach
  • Remedial Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Advanced palpation skills, the practice of informed touch
  • Isolation and treatment of skeletal muscles
  • Soft tissue and myofascial pathologies
  • Orthopaedic pathologies
  • Neurological pathologies
  • Determination and treatment of myofascial issues and Trigger Points
  • Safe handling of dogs in compliance with established standards
  • Legal practice to comply with the Veterinary Act 1966 and Exemptions Order 2015
  • Consultation and assessment skills
  • Communication with the veterinary community
  • Aiding your human clients understanding
  • Home care plans and Activity of Daily Living evaluation skills
  • Coaching of veterinary report writing
  • Business development
  • Empathy, connection and establishing trust with your canine client.

The finer details

Home Study Modules:

11 Core Modules.

Home Study Modules give the student in-depth knowledge of the dogs Anatomy and Physiology as well as Orthopaedic, Muscular and Neurological Pathologies.

Gait Analysis, Massage Theory, Business Awareness and Clinician Skill Modules help begin mentoring the student into setting up their own successful Canine Massage Practice.

The student will complete 9 written modules on Anatomy & Physiology before hands on training commences, with up to 14 months to complete.

Practical Days:

The Lenton Method®

You will be coached in 4 disciplines of massage and most importantly, the Lenton Method™.

Developed by our course director with over a decade in practice the Method is a 3-tiered approach that teaches the student: Advanced Palpation, Bodymapping and The 7 Series of Myofascial Release Protocols as well as 50 other techniques.

Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme

Delivery method

Theory and Practical

Recognised by

Canine Massage Guild Register of Clinical Canine Massage Therapists

Who should attend?

  • Adults wanting a career change
  • Veterinary professionals eg: vets, vet nurses
  • Other MSK paraprofessionals
  • Hydrotherapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • McTimoney chiropractors
  • Behaviourists
  • Trainers.

What will be covered?

Over the duration of the course the following areas will be covered:

  • Canine anatomy and physiology
  • The Lenton Method™
  • Myofascial Release Indirect Approach
  • Myofascial Release Direct Approach
  • Remedial Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Advanced palpation skills, the practice of informed touch
  • Isolation and treatment of skeletal muscles
  • Soft tissue and myofascial pathologies
  • Orthopaedic pathologies
  • Neurological pathologies
  • Determination and treatment of myofascial issues and Trigger Points
  • Safe handling of dogs in compliance with established standards
  • Legal practice to comply with the Veterinary Act 1966 and Exemptions Order 2015
  • Consultation and assessment skills
  • Communication with the veterinary community
  • Aiding your human clients understanding
  • Home care plans and Activity of Daily Living evaluation skills
  • Coaching of veterinary report writing
  • Business development
  • Empathy, connection and establishing trust with your canine client.
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