Canine Myofunctional Therapy (CMT)

what is CMT ?

Dogs in general are natural athletes and like most athletes they “play through the pain”. Dogs, unfortunately won’t tell you when they are sore, stiff, pulled a muscle or when something is not right. Instead they will continue on, sometimes with no indication there is a problem until it becomes serious. As humans, we know all too well the benefits of massage so these same principles apply for dogs as well. CMT is a holistic approach using gentle massage techniques to manipulate the muscles, soft tissues, circulation and immune system to promote the body’s natural healing process.

“Your dog doesn’t have to be recovering from surgery or suffering an injury to benefit from CMT.”

what is CMT ?

Dogs in general are natural athletes and like most athletes they “play through the pain”. Dogs, unfortunately won’t tell you when they are sore, stiff, pulled a muscle or when something is not right. Instead they will continue on, sometimes with no indication there is a problem until it becomes serious. As humans, we know all too well the benefits of massage so these same principles apply for dogs as well. CMT is a holistic approach using gentle massage techniques to manipulate the muscles, soft tissues, circulation and immune system to promote the body’s natural healing process.

“Your dog doesn’t have to be recovering from surgery or suffering an injury to benefit from CMT.”

benefits of CMT

  • Improves structural balance and range of motion
  • Improves blood circulation for healthy muscles and bones
  • Strengthens the integrity of muscles and tendons
  • Can provide a quicker and more effective post-operative recovery
  • Energises and exercises your dog’s mind
  • Helps older dogs regain flexibility and ease of movement
  • Is relaxing and helps reduce anxiety
  • Can improve your dog’s vitality and overall wellbeing.

CMT can also help…

As your dog approaches their twilight years their body can slow down as the muscles and joints weaken and they struggle to work at their full capacity, they can also be suffering from depression as it can be quite distressing when their body does not work like it used to. They may become afflicted with arthritis, have a greater chance of bone breakage or have to deal with muscle atrophy. As they approach the later stages of their life, suffering from problems associated with old age can fast-track the aging process and increases the risk of falls, slips and strains. Targeting the whole body and mind, CMT techniques are a safe way to give your dog the best chance to live a comfortable and happy life.