Whatever the age of your animal, whatever your chosen life style, activity or sport with your animal, you can improve the comfort, well being, general health, quality of life, and even performance of your animal.
Listed below are the treatments provided by Northwest Animal Therapist
What is McTimoney Therapy?
It is a non-invasive holistic treatment which works to realign and balance the animal's musculoskeletal system, restoring health and movement, soundness and performance. Most animals happily accept the treatment, and owners like it because no anaesthetic or drugs are required
Why use massage?
Massage can be used in conjunction with McTimoney Manipulation. McTimoney Manipulation releases muscle spasms which causes toxins to be released into the system. Massage promotes blood flow and drainage of these toxins helping speed up the body’s natural recovery process and so its use is most effective after McTimoney Manipulation.
Massage is also good for nervous animals, who may hold a lot of tension within their muscles from holding themselves tightly in nervous situations. Massage not only relaxes them physically by reducing the tension in their muscles it is also mentally relaxing.
Lucy uses a number of massage strokes (effleurage, petrissage and compression) and routines to suit the individual animals needs. After the massage strokes have been applied stress points are identified and pressure is applied to these points which helps to release them, the massage is then finished off with an effleurage stroke to help the drainage of toxins and to further relax the animal.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
The benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as Cold Laser Therapy, is a very effective treatment which can be used alone or alongside McTimoney Manipulation and massage. It is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment which stimulates and optimises the body’s natural healing process. This is done through controlled application of specific wavelengths of light which have particular physiological effects.