The Clinical Canine Massage Therapist Practitioner programme is a 2 year, LANTRA Awards Accredited course delivered by the Canine Massage Therapy Centre. I have completed over 800 hours study covering in-depth canine anatomy & physiology, massage theory & law, gait analysis, pain management, Orthopaedic , Muscular and Neurological Pathologies AND 4 disciplines of massage – Swedish, deep tissue, sports and myofascial release (direct / indirect) – which provide me with over 50 different massage techniques.
I am also trained to practice the Lenton Method®, a 3 prong approach that incorporates a systematic and scientific method of advanced palpation skills to isolate muscles and fascia for assessment whilst incorporating body mapping and a trademarked set of direct myofascial release techniques. Therefore, with working knowledge of live anatomy and structural identification - provides me with all the necessary tools to direct my treatment according to a dogs specific needs.
The Lenton Method® is currently undergoing clinical trials at University Centre Sparsholt and Winchester University, in collaboration with independent veterinary surgeons - to scientifically prove their efficacy – which is ground breaking for our industry.
"Louise is a warm and wonderful dog lover who treats each dog as one of her own family"
Sharon Robson (via Facebook)
I am fully insured and a member of the Canine Massage Guild which is a professional association of over 100 therapists, where our core values are animal welfare, consumer protection, clarity of law and professional standards. To maintain my membership, I have to complete a minimum of 25 hours of Continual Professional Development (CPD) every year.