Welcome to K9 Body Work!

Therapeutic canine massage is a science based complementary therapy that rehabilitates muscular injuries and provides pain management for orthopaedic conditions. Massage therapy is suitable for both the young, active and fit dog as well as the older, less mobile dog.  As well as dealing with muscular and orthopaedic issues, massage is great for preventing injury too so if your dog leads an active life doing agility, flyball, canicross etc then canine massage can help to keep your dog injury-free and as everyone knows; prevention is better than cure!

Massage also treats chronic muscular pain that can result in physical and behavioural changes.  Chronic muscular pain is widespread and often misdiagnosed and therefore often not offered the correct treatment, so many dogs are often suffering in silence.  Anyone who has suffered from chronic muscular pain in the neck or back, for example, understands exactly how debilitating this can be. Massage is THE most effective therapy to rehabilitate and recondition your dog’s muscles for movement, mobility and longevity!

Here are a few indications that your dog may benefit from therapeutic canine massage:


  • Losing their sparkle
  • Twitching down their back
  • Slowing down on walks
  • Reluctant to be touched
  • Stiff when rising
  • Suffering with intermittent/persistent lameness
  • Struggling getting up or down stairs
  • Struggling getting in/out of car
  • Gait changes
  • Coat changes – flicking up
  • Recovering from recent surgery
  • Suffering from anxiety/depression/stress
  • Having performance issues – weave entry, measuring at jumps etc
  • Growing old before their time
  • Nervous / Touch shy

K9 Body Work respects the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and Exemption Order 1962 by never working on an animal without gaining prior veterinary approval.

Download you vet consent form here: Vet Consent Form