In this post, you’ll find an overview of Dog Massage training courses and workshops in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada.
Over the years, Canine Massage (or Dog Massage) has become a rather popular treatment modality. As a general rule, Dog Massage treatments can take place in all stages of a dog’s life, and for all types of dogs, such as rescue dogs, elderly dogs, puppies, working dogs, show dogs, and so on.
Regular massage treatments can complement veterinary care in order to treat, for instance, common injuries, pains, anxiety and stress. Additionally, Canine Massage can be used as a means to general illness prevention, wellness, and fitness for dogs, to improve (sports) performance, or alternatively to support a dog to recover from a specific injury.
Learning Canine Massage can be suitable for dog owners with or without massage experience, or for professional massage therapists who want to venture into Canine Massage Therapy. For dog owners it can also be an excellent way to deepen the bond with one’s dog.
Typically one learns how to massage a dog, that is, the massage techniques used, diagnosis and evaluation, the anatomy and physiology of the dog, parts and areas to avoid, things to pay attention to, and how to prepare for a massage treatment and post-treatment care.
Courses and workshop may be private (one-on-one) or in a group setting, in-person or online, and in their basic form they usually don’t take much time. Think of several days, sometimes in one go (consecutively), or alternatively spread over the weekends. Nevertheless, professional massage therapy certification programs may take up to 500 hours of training or more.
In any case, below then an overview of the Dog Massage training courses and workshops we’ve spotted in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada.