What we do
Auckland Canine Massage
We have regular appointments with qualified therapist to help improve or maintain your pets health in a calm and soothing environment.
Big or small, young or old, injured or anxious, with all four limbs or not, therapeutic canine massage is beneficial.
Helen Morphew (Canine Massage Therapist)
Following a successful 15-year career in Human Resources Helen decided to follow her dream of working with dogs and enrolled on the Advanced Canine Massage Mentorship Programme at the Chicago School of Canine Massage. Having completed intensive hands on training in Chicago & followed that up with extensive home work including case studies & observation hours back in New Zealand, Helen is now a certified canine massage therapist and nationally certified member of the National Board of Animal Acupressure & Massage (NBCAAM) – the only practitioner in New Zealand to hold this.
In addition, Helen obtained a qualification in canine behaviour & care from UCOL in Palmerston North, is PetTech First Aid & CPR certified, and has a certificate in Supporting Senior Animals.
Auckland Canine Massage is Helen’s dream & her passion. She has massaged dogs with two legs, three legs & all four! With humans, it’s widely accepted that therapeutic massage loosens up our muscle tissues so that tension can be released & the movement & health of our joints can improve. We all know how painful an injured or tight muscle can be, the same is true for dogs.
Currently, the only NBCAAM Practitioner in New Zealand, Helen works closely with a number of Veterinarians.
Just like massage for humans, therapeutic canine massage can:
• Assist with recovery from injury
• Provide maintenance for ongoing conditions such as arthritis
• Improve range of motion and flexibility
• Reduce pain and anxiety
Massage is a complimentary therapy supporting conventional medical approaches to enhance treatment outcomes. It restores, maintains and enhances overall well-being and supports all of the body’s systems. It is also an excellent option for an ongoing maintenance regime, particularly for older or very active dogs.
Sessions last between 30 minutes and an hour. Helen adapts to each dog, going at their pace and letting them get comfortable with what she is doing.
Call Helen Morphew on 021 0262 0391 for more information and appointments.