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Lymphatic Massage: The Common Denominator - Virginia, October 2019

  • Canis Bodyworks at Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services 20600 Gordon Park Square, Suite 170 Ashburn, VA 20147 USA (map)

Modified Workshop: This workshop takes place over 2 days rather than the standard 3 days and is heavy in theory and lecture.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice all techniques during the workshop, but the amount of in-class hands-on experience will be less than what would be provided in the 3-day workshop. To earn the full 24 hours, participants will be required to complete at-home work which includes a final exam and case study.

In addition to mastering the fundamental massage techniques, every canine massage therapist and veterinary rehabilitation specialist should understand how to effectively use lymphatic massage protocols as they are an essential skill that can benefit dogs in any situation.   

In this advanced workshop, participants learn specific lymphatic massage techniques that can be used after deep tissue work to help clear metabolic wastes from the body; after surgery or injury to reduce swelling; and during palliative and hospice care to help sick and convalescing dogs by boosting the immune system and clearing out toxins, which when accumulated can cause nausea, fatigue, and pain. These techniques are gentle, nuanced, and effective, and the relaxation effects are profound. Lymphatic massage can truly be used in just about every situation and in every session with a dog, making it the common denominator in canine massage.

*Prerequisite workshops: 
Trust and Relationship-Building with Dogs
Canine Massage Fundamentals