Initial Consultation & Massage (Approx. 90 minutes) At our first appointment, I will gather information about your dog's medical history, personality and lifestyle. I will also perform a visual and physical assessment (including palpation, visual assessment from the front, back, and both sides of your dog while the dog is standing, and while the dog is walking and jogging) . This is followed by a short "overall" Swedish massage session to introduce your dog (or cat) to therapeutic touch. We will then discuss a treatment plan and future sessions.
Follow-up Massage Sessions (30-60 minutes) We will proceed with the treatment plan and discuss any changes in your dog's or cat's health or behavior. We will also discuss the continuing treatment process and home care recommendations. It is essential that you keep me informed if there has been a change in your pet's health that may be worsened by massage or might threaten the health of other clients (illness, contagious disease, parasites). Please check my Precautions and Informed Consent page for more information.
Be sure your pet has not eaten more recently than 90 minutes prior to his massage session. Make sure their bowels and bladder are as empty as possible prior to their arrival for their appointment. Also, please make sure your dog is dry and free of excess mud.
Your pet must not have fleas or ticks, or be suffering from an infectious condition (such as kennel cough). It is important not to pass on fleas or illness to other dogs or cats that I am treating. Please wait until the fleas have been treated or the illness has passed before making an appointment. Your pet's vaccinations should also be up to date. This protects your pet, as well as other animals.
I perform massages at the dog's or cat's home. Make sure you have a cool, quiet room available with space on the floor for my massage bedding. Some dogs and cats are willing to sit in my lap, so in this case, they can be massaged on a couch. It is important to create a calming atmosphere with no interruptions (human or other pets) so your dog or cat can receive the full benefit of the treatment.
Be aware that some dogs and cats are nervous for their first few massages and may take a while, even a few sessions, to relax. This is normal. A session may vary depending on tolerance and how much massage your animal feels they need. As more sessions are done the animal's tolerance usually increases. Be aware that your dog or cat may be thirsty or sleepy after the first few massage sessions, as their body is adjusting.
I recommend a minimum of three-four sessions be done to start seeing results. Number and frequency of sessions will be discussed at your initial consultation.
Please note that 24 hours cancellation notice is required (a $25 charge will apply for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice).
I accept payment in the form of cash, cheque or e-transfer. All massage sessions include any necessary acupressure and/or colour therapy, and home care plans. Travel to your home (within the Toronto area) is now included in the listed fees:
Travel fee for out of town only on a case by case basis depending on my cost to get there.
Already included in all massage therapy sessions as needed: acupressure and colour therapy (drop sheet) and home care instructions.
NEW CLIENTS - SAVE 20% when you book a package that includes initial consultation and first massage, plus 3 subsequent Swedish massage appointments:
ONLY $216 for large dogs, $168 for small dogs and $120 for cats!
CURRENT CLIENTS - SAVE 20% when you book a package of 3 or more massages!
OTHER WAYS TO SAVE: Now can save via my FAQ blog series posts! Each FAQ-related blog post has a discount code word included. Simply read the blog and email me the code word when you book your Canine (or Feline) Massage to receive 25% off! There will be more discount codes with every new blog post.
Initial consultation for a large/giant dog: $75 Swedish massage for a large/giant dog (subsequent appointments): $65
Initial consultation for a small/medium dog: $60 Swedish massage for a small/medium dog: $50
Initial consultation for a cat: $45 Swedish massage for a cat: $35
All reflexology massages (dogs only): $65
Lymphatic drainage massage for all dogs: $65 Lymphatic drainage massage for cats: $50
Sports massage (dogs only): $20/15 min.
***If you have me work on more than one animal in one appointment, you save $5 per pet! (so if you have two medium dogs you want me to massage one after the other on the same day, you’d pay $90 rather than $100)***
Hydrotherapy fleece wrap—an add on before or after a massage session is $25 (must provide me with 1-2 clean 5 gallon buckets. I provide salt and fleece)
Distance Reiki (any pet, anywhere in the world): $35 In-person Reiki (NOT OFFERED DURING COVID-19): $45