I respect The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and the Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order 2015 by only working upon dogs with suspected or diagnosed injury and / or disease conditions, having gained prior veterinary consent.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons stated in November 2020 that veterinary consent is not required for maintenance massage treatment (e.g. for working and sports dogs) if the dog is healthy.
If your dog has a suspected or diagonsed injury or disease condition, or has received surgery at any time in the past (other than routine neutering with no complications), you will need to ask your vet to sign a consent form before your dog’s first massage appointment, so that they may confirm that clinical massage is a suitable treatment option for your dog, and provide any relevant clinical information that I need to be aware of.
A downloadable PDF version of the consent form is attached below. If you would like the consent form emailing or posting to you instead, please let me know by getting in touch using any of the methods listed on the Contact page and I will be happy to do this for you.
I am also very happy to speak with your vet in advance of your dog’s proposed massage treatment if they have any queries.
Where & When?
I provide clinical canine massage through a home visit service in Henley-on-Thames and the surrounding area, offering weekday, evening and weekend appointments.
Prices & Pet Insurance
Initial consultation and treatment:
30 minute verbal consultation via telephone or video call prior to the home visit to discuss topics relevant to your dog's massage treatment, including your dog's: medical history, diagnosed conditions, daily activities and what you hope the massage treatment will help to achieve
1 hour 10 minute home visit, including posture and gait analyses, soft tissue assessment through palpation (hands-on body check) and clinical massage treatment
1 hour home visit primarily focused on hands-on massage treatment
The above prices apply to client locations within 5 miles of RG9 1TE. For additional miles a mileage fee of 50p per mile each way will be applicable.
Claiming back the cost of massage treatment on your pet insurance policy
If you hold a pet insurance policy for your dog, you may be able to make a claim towards the cost of clinical massage treatment. If you would like to try making such a claim, please speak with your insurer prior to your first massage appointment to see if your dog is covered for clinical massage treatment.