Care for dogs using massage, acupressure, laser, trigger point and food therapies

Christchurch's only Fear Free certified dog massage therapist, working in the comfort of your own home (plus treatment rooms north and south if needed)

 

Christchurch's only Fear Free certified canine massage therapist specialising in in-home care for dogs of all ages and conditions

Are you looking for cooperative and complementary options to keep your dog healthy, happy and pain free?   You've come to the right place.

As seen in Animals in Emergencies: Learning from the Christchurch earthquakes, 2014

As seen in Animals in Emergencies: Learning from the Christchurch earthquakes, 2014

Dogs of all ages and conditions benefit from massage.  Some are recovering from injuries or surgery, others are anxious and need emotional and physical support.  Many of my clientele are senior dogs needing support to retain quality of life. My philosophy of senior dog care is that we can't 'cure' or 'rehab' a dog who is aging - but we can adopt management techniques to achieve quality of life.

Exercise and stretching programmes are often part of my treatment plans - including things like hydrotherapy and home-care options.

As seen in the special Pet Issue of Avenues magazine (July 2016)

Featured in the special Pet Issue of Avenues magazine (July 2016)

Where appropriate, I may suggest homeopathic, bach flower, dietary supplements and other products that may help your dog with pain management or emotional support.  It is important to remember, however, that complementary therapies are not a replacement to traditional veterinary care and my clients must certify that their dog is under the regular care of a veterinarian.  I will ask to see your dog's veterinary records and I encourage a team approach.

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Featured in the Summer 2016/17 issue of Pet Life NZ Magazine

The dog treats on this site are all my own recipes, created out of care for my own dog and shared with other owners wanting a natural and preservative-free product.

We have special products like doggy birthday cakes that we can make to order and a bake -to-order service is available for dogs with special dietary requirements.

I look forward to working with you to enjoy the benefits of complementary care!

Kathleen Crisley, CTMT, CSMT, SCMT

Christchurch, New Zealand