Each therapy will be a combination of different services, tailored to your dog’s need. The initial consultation is $70 and will go for around 45 minutes. Follow up appointments are between $40-60 (depending on travel) and are around 30 minutes. Note, if travel time is more than 30 minutes prices will be adjusted.
Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapy
Myo-Manipulative functional Therapy is a very safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain or restore motion. I generally start with Swedish Massage to relax the dog. Depending on your dog’s need I incorporate Gua Sha to release scar tissue, Shiatsu to balance the dog’s Ki energy and Aroma Therapy.
Animal Neuro-myofascial Release Technique (ANMRT)
I am a qualified ANMRT practitioner. This technique is a soft tissue technique and aids in restoring proper communication between the spinal segments and the brain, releases associated soft tissues and allow the body to “re-set” the joint
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
Remember the old game of telephone children used to play with two tin cans connected to each other by a rope? This is the same type of communication that occurs within the body through the meningeal system, from the cranium down the spinal cord to the sacrum. The cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) passes between two layers of the meninges and thus slowly circulates over the central nervous system. CST is a safe and non-invasive technique that brings with it many lasting and beneficial results. By partnering it with therapies, your dog’s innate healing abilities can be greatly enhanced.
If you have visited a Physio, the chances are that they may have used some Kinesiology Taping on you. It is a stretchy, athletic tape that sticks directly to the skin (or in this case to the hairs) to improve function. I use special Canine Rocktape that has a stronger glue so it sticks better. It can help with back, shoulder, hip and knee pain. It can improve lymphatic and blood circulation and reduce inflammation.
I use Doterra essential oils. Dogs are very different from humans and there are certainly some oils that cannot be used. However, I find that adding Aroma Therapy to any of my other sessions very beneficial. I also have some blend recipes that help for car sickness, anxieties, etc.