I acknowledge and respect the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and the Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order 2015 by never working upon an animal without gaining prior veterinary consent.
As stated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, "physiotherapy" is interpreted as including all kinds of manipulative therapy (Section 19.21), and therefore includes massage therapy.
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, usually during weekdays, however evening and weekend appointments are sometimes available.
Prices & Pet Insurance
Initial consultation and treatment:
30 minute verbal consultation 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 (this conversation can take place at the start of the home visit, or via telephone or video call in advance)
1 hour 15 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.
The Canine Massage Guild is listed as an official provider with the following pet insurance providers, making it easier for you to claim back the costs of your dogs clinical canine massage sessions with a registered member of the Canine Massage Guild, if you hold a policy with any one of these companies:
LV= Pet Insurance
Pets at Home Insurance
Animalcare Options Insurance
Even if you hold a policy with a different pet insurance company, you may still be able to make a claim, just speak with your insurer prior to your dog's first massage appointment, to find out if your policy provides cover for clinical massage treatment.