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Lymphatic Massage: The Common Denominator - Chicago, November 2018


  • Canis Bodyworks at Anti-Cruelty Society 510 North LaSalle Drive Chicago, IL, 60654 USA (map)

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

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.