Hello, and welcome to Dog Joy Clinical Canine Massage.My name is Lia Maxwell.
I have worked for over 2 decades with humans, in clinical/sports/remedial massage therapy. So I have seen the massive difference clinical massage can make to human health and happiness. Muscular dysfunction can lead to a surprising number and variety of troubling symptoms and secondary issues. I have also been lucky enough to see debilitating health and mobility issues resolved through the restoration of a healthy, balanced muscular system.
I have had many years of success bringing pain relief and wellbeing to humans. This means that your dog will be in very experienced hands! My aim is to bring every dog to a consistent state of ease, and joy.
I can help sporting dogs, working dogs, and pet dogs, by vastly improving their mobility, comfort and performance. I have also been very successful with anxious, nervous, or traumatised dogs. I am delighted to be improving lives, one dog at a time!
I work to balance the muscular system, and resolve soft tissue injuries. Injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, are not visible with X-ray or MRI imaging, and may go undiagnosed by a Vet.
If your dog has unexplained pain, or if you see mobility changes, stiffness, limping, nervousness, behaviour changes, or lack of interest in previously happy activities – clinical canine massage can help.
Additionally, massage therapy can help limit the impact of many diagnosed orthopaedic conditions (arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia and more). It is also of great benefit to dogs who are slowing down with age.
Rebalancing chronically stressed muscles relieves pain and stiffness – restoring your dog’s strength and joy in life. If you’ve ever had a great massage yourself, you’ll know the difference it can make!