Professional Training in Holistic Animal Therapies
During this module we explore the various reasons an animal may need massage to assist in its comfort, recovery or general health, the owner's influence on the outcome and sucess of the massage as well as when massage is not appropriate and the animal should be referred to a veterinarian.

You are also introduced to medical/veterinary terminology to allow understanding of medical reports and studies and to be able to communicate professionally with veterinarians, physiotherapists and trainers.

We compare the anatomy of the dog and the human to better understand where we can expect to find issues on the dog and the anatomical factors that increase the risk of structural strain or damage.

The anatomy and correct function of the forelimb is presented and important structures and landmarks are palpated and identified on live animals. Muscular issues and their resultant functional implications are also discussed and relevant massage and stretching techniques are presented.
Module 1
- Introduction to Animal Massage, Terminology & Comparative Anatomy and The Forelimb
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Module 1 is offered:
Spring 2016 Series (Condensed): 19-20 March 2016
Autumn 2016 Series: 02-04 September 2016
Autumn 2017 Series: 15-17 September 2017