Email: kim@macoby.co.uk

Macoby Canine Massage Therapy is proudly owned and run by me, Kim Rufus, Registered Veterinary Nurse, Clinical Canine Massage Therapist and member of the Canine Massage Guild which is a recognised professional association for clinical canine massage therapists across the country.

As a fully trained and insured Clinical Canine Massage Therapist, I have studied extensively including advanced anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the dog. Combined with an in-depth knowledge of 4 disciplines of Massage, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue & Myofascial Release, I have an extensive array of over 50 different techniques to specifically address muscular dysfunction, pain and clinical lameness.

I am based in High Ercall covering Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands. At the present time I provide home visits for the treatments.

I decided to train in Clinical Canine Massage because I have always had dogs in my life to which I have had the closest bonds and I have always had a keen interest in alternative/complementary therapies completing training in homeopathy and becoming a Dorwest Herbs advisor.

 Additional training/qualifications:

  • Animal Communication Certificate
  • Pet physical therapy course
  • Diploma in Canine Nurtrition
  • Certificate in Pain Management

Currently I am studying to become a Pet Bereavement Counsellor

My other areas of interest are:

  • Senior care - especially pain relief, nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Behaviour
  • Canine first aid (which I now offer to dog owners, trainers, dog walkers and pet sitters etc)

My current job as a  Registered Veterinary Nurse, having been in this profession some 27 years, has started to make me feel dispondent as I think that there must be more to offer clients and so I soon realised that with massage there is, this manipulative therapy which not only addresses the primary issue but treats the body as a whole relieves the body of muscular imbalances and areas of overcompensation, especially those recovering from orthopaedic operations such as Cruciate repair, conditions such as Hip Dysplasia and senior dogs with Arthritis to help support their comfort levels. Massage is a form of hands on natural pain relief working alongside conventional medicine prescribed by your Veterinary Surgeon.

This therapy also assists working and agility dogs keeping them in peak condition addressing any areas of injuries before they become a problem, after all they are athletes!

Put simply my aim is to keep dogs happy and healthy for as long as possible but be under no illusion that this is a pampering session for your dog!!

Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat about your dog if you have any worries or concerns or wish to book an appointment.

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