This course provides learners with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology, including the musculature of the dog that is required to underpin their massage therapy work. The canine foot is also covered along with dentition as these two aspects have an impact on massage therapy in terms of balance and musculature. The learner will also cover an understanding of a variety of massage and stretching techniques for specific muscles in a variety of dogs. Recognising behaviours of anxiety and stress and techniques to support the dog during its life. The management of dogs, direct management practices that are instrumental to reduce injury risk and maximise performance of the canine athlete. A good understanding of these specific subjects will allow the Massage Therapist to adopt a fully integrated approach and view the dog holistically to further assist its health and performance.
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