Spinal care and massage for animals.

About the treatment.

The adjustments rely on speed and accuracy, rather than force, using only my hands. Targeting the specific problem areas and enabling the muscles to relax and the body to realign itself. Massage, stress point release and stretches are incorporated into the treatment, complimenting the McTimoney adjustments.

During the treatment

• A full case history of the animal will be taken, to help identify the problems.
• Static analysis of the animal, looking for conformational and musculoskeletal issues
• Dynamic assessment of the animal to look for gait abnormalities, unevenness and stiffness
• Identifying and treating misalignments and muscle tension through McTimoney adjustments, massage, stress point releases and stretches.

After Care

Advice will be given on post care, including any relevant exercises and stretches. These will be tailored to the individual’s needs.

In general, the following will apply:

• Each animal responds differently to the treatment. Some will feel better immediately; others will feel stiff and sore for a few days and sleep more as the healing process takes place. It depends on the individual and the issues.
• Allow 48hours of peace and quiet to allow healing to occur. For the horse, no work and preferably field turn out if they are calm enough and the weather allows. For the dog, rest at home with no walking, climbing stairs or jumping up and down off furniture.
• A gradual return to full work will normally be within 5-7days, depending on the individual.
Please allow plenty of fresh water, as the animal may be thirstier as toxins released by the treatment are flushed out of their system.
Follow up treatments are strongly recommended. Ideally within 1-2 weeks of the initial treatment and then every 6-12 months or sooner if required.

Most animals take readily to the treatment and many find it relaxing. However, it is not a quick fix. The therapy initiates the healing process, allowing the animal’s body to heal itself and each animal responds differently depending on the type of problem and how long the animal has had it.