Basic Massage and Acupressure to calm and relax your dog

Safe techniques to soothe and revitalise your pet

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This course is targeted to specifically share some Massage and Acupressure techniques that can be used to calm, relax and heighten the well-being of your pet.

Massage can have many other holistic effects on the body and also deliver physical rehabilitative benefits, however, this course is focused on the techniques that can be employed to calm and rejuvenate the nervous system.

This course is for you:

  • If you are looking at a fun way to strengthen the bond with your pet
  • You have just welcomed a rescued or foster animal into your home
  • You have animals in your home that are grieving for the loss of another companion animal or human
  • Your pet is exhibiting nervous, fretful or unsociable behaviour
  • Your pet is convalescing from illness or injury
  • You are interested in learning a few simple techniques and just “test the water” to see if natural therapies could be suitable for your pet
  • You wish to enhance the overall well-being of your pet

What this e-course will help you to achieve:

This e-course is designed to give you a selection of calming and therapeutic bodywork and acupressure techniques. These techniques have been selected by me as some of the key methods and tools that I use as a professional myotherapist to encourage dogs to relax, and engage their parasympathetic nervous system (we’ll go in to further detail more fully about the nervous system within the course).

What the course includes:

Digital access to over 20 lessons, photos, illustrations and video tutorial

Instant access to Part 1 - Part 3

Part 4 - Part 5 delivered on day 10

Part 6 delivered on day 20

Part 7 delivered on day 30

Bonus lessons - day 31 demonstrating proper pre exercise warm up and warm downs to help maintain your dogs muscle health at an optimum level.

  • Study at your own pace.
  • Enjoy continued unlimited access to the tutorials at the end of the course

Course overview

  • When to safely apply massage & bodywork
  • When to seek professional guidance
  • Setting yourself up for success
  • An overview of Reflexive and Mechanical Massage techniques
  • When reflexive techniques are recommended
  • The effect of Bodywork on the nervous system
  • Self preparation, preparing for success
  • Observing your dogs' body language
  • Preparing Your Dog


  • A selection of 8 calming massage techniques
  • Areas to focus on for calming and relaxation


  • A selection of Acupressure techniques focused on calming and relaxation


  • 2 Tapping techniques for calming


Pre exercise Warm up and post exercise warm down tutorials

Your Instructor

Melody Wain CMT, DipCRWR
Melody Wain CMT, DipCRWR

A little about me...

  • Graduated from the National College of Traditional Medicine in 2014 after completing Canine Myofunctional Therapy Certification
  • Completed Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation and Well being 2017
  • A love and respect of all creatures great and small
  • A trained Canine Myo-therapist skilled in various bodywork and soft tissue manipulation techniques
  • Vet nursing experience
  • Academic background in humans and animal Anatomy & Physiology
  • A commitment to continued study and research in the field of Animal Biomechanics and Physical Rehabilitation
  • Completed additional courses in: Massage Treatment for Rehomed and Rescue dogs, Senior Dog Meridian Massage & Acupressure, Dog Emotion & Cognition, Raw Pet Food & Nutrition Member of the International Institute of Complimentary Therapists since 2014

Since becoming a qualified therapist in 2014 I have had the privilege of treating hundreds of canine clients of all breeds and ages. Throughout the years I have worked with dogs that have a variety of physical conditions including:

  • Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
  • Luxating Patellas
  • Cruciate ligament tears
  • Arthritis & DJD
  • Limping and lameness
  • Nerve damage
  • Brachial Plexus Evulsion
  • Degenerative Myolopathy
  • Age related conditions
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Meningitis
  • Stroke
  • Fractures and limb amputations
  • Panosteitis (Growing pains)
  • Palliative Care

Course Curriculum

  PART 3 - Pure Nervous Reflex Techniques (section 1)
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  PART 4- Pure Nervous Reflex Techniques (section 2)
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  PART 7 - Tapping and recap
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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