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Canine Massage Seminar

Postby davidflood » 21 May 2013, 11:35

We are running our third canine massage seminar with Gail Baker on August 10th and 11th at the RSPCA Block Fen.

We are pleased to announce that Gail Baker is coming back down to do a third 2 day seminar on how to massage a canine athlete.
It is aimed at teaching candidates how to keep their canine athlete in top condition and how they can use massage themselves to reduce the chances of an injury and get the most out of their dog.

It is a 2 day seminar and candidates can attend one or both days.
Candidates will be able to bring their own dog to work on. A vet referral is not required but it is advised you check with your vet that they are happy for your dog to be massaged.

Day 1 is aimed at beginners to canine massage
Day 2 is aimed at people with some massage experience or those that have attended day 1

Cost is £40 per day or £70 for the weekend. (a portion of this will be going to the RSPCA)

It is 10am - 4pm each day and you will need to bring a packed lunch but hot drinks and snacks will be available all day.

Each day is limited to 15 candidates per day and will be given on a first come first served basis.

To provisionally book a place - email with your details and which day(s) you wish to attend. A non-refundable £10 deposit will be required to secure your space.

All attendees will receive handouts and a certificate of attendance.

There is plenty of space to exercise you dog and a well stocked pet shop at the RSPCA.

Camping is available on site

Day 1 (Saturday 10th Augustl)
Canine Athlete
• Anatomy & Physiology
• Gait Analysis
• How massage works and why it can benefit your dogs performance
• Pre event massage
• Post event massage - how to soothe aching muscles, drain lactic acid and speed recovery
• Other warm up techniques
• Sports Focus & common problems
• Injuries & Health conditions in sports dogs
• Care of the elderly athlete
• Supplements/Nutrition

Day 2 (Sunday 11th Augustl)
Advanced Canine Athlete
• Advanced Anatomy & Physiology,
• Analysing movement through high speed camera
• Core Stability – Why we use this and what for
• - core stability exercises
• Advanced Massage Techniques, working deeper into the muscles
• Basic stretching techniques
• Puppy fitness – What can we do?

Gail Baker is a qualified McTimoney-Corley animal Manipulator, and Remedial & sports massage for dogs, also a qualified hydrotherapist and canine first aider.
She treats many of the top flyball and agility dogs in the North of England.

If anyone is interested or wants to book please email

The first 2 seminars filled up very quickly!!

David Flood
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Re: Canine Massage Seminar

Postby davidflood » 21 May 2013, 11:36

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Re: Canine Massage Seminar

Postby davidflood » 10 Jul 2013, 09:34

We still have a couple of spaces on this if anyone is interested...
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