Canine Massage Diploma Course

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Canine Massage Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Make a positive impact on the lives of your four-legged family members.

Blending practical skills and comprehensive knowledge, the Canine Massage Therapy Course is your gateway to holistic canine wellness and vitality.

Discover the therapy’s effectiveness in relaxation, anxiety reduction, rehabilitation, and supporting muscle health. Learn essential canine anatomy and physiology, massage routines and techniques, life-stage-specific approaches, contraindications, and supporting holistic therapies.

Study this Dog Massage Course and learn the intricacies of canine anatomy and physiology. Explore the benefits of massage, when and how to apply it effectively to ensure comfort and positive well-being outcomes.

Discover canine massage preparation, routines catering to specific needs, various massage techniques, warm-up/cool-down routines, and post-massage care. And, just as importantly, learn when to avoid massage and the subtle signals of canine discomfort.

Delve deeper into specialised approaches for every life stage – puppy, adult, and senior dog. Discover holistic therapies to enrich your dog’s life further.

Step into a world where every dog is happy, healthy, and well-cared for

By studying this Canine Massage Therapy Course, you will learn about the following:

  • The advantages of canine massage.
  • Essential anatomy and physiology of the dog.
  • Massage’s impact.
  • When to avoid massage.
  • How to plan for and carry out canine massage.
  • The effects of specific massage techniques.
  • How massage is beneficial at all stages of a dog’s life.
  • The importance of recognising body language signals.
  • Alternative holistic therapies.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: The History of Massage
  • Part 3: The Benefits of Massage
  • Part 4: How Can a Vet Help?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Anatomy and Physiology?
  • Part 2: How the Canine Body Works
  • Part 3: The Cardiovascular System
  • Part 4: The Respiratory System
  • Part 5: The Endocrine System
  • Part 6: The Urinary System
  • Part 7: The Reproductive System
  • Part 8: The Digestive System
  • Part 9: The Skin
  • Part 10: The Nervous System
  • Part 11: The Skeletal System
  • Part 12: The Muscular System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: How Does Massage Work?
  • Part 2: Canine Massage and the Body
  • Part 3: When Should Canine Massage be Used?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is a Contraindication?
  • Part 2: When is Canine Massage Contraindicated?
  • Part 3: Why Would a Dog Not Enjoy Massage?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: How to Prepare for Canine Massage
  • Part 2: The Right Time for Massage
  • Part 3: The Right Environment for Massage
  • Part 4: Initial Contact
  • Part 5: Correct Positioning and Posture
  • Part 6: The Dos and Do Nots of Canine Massage
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Different Types of Massage
  • Part 2: The Basic Massage Routine
  • Part 3: The Relaxation Massage Routine
  • Part 4: The Maintenance Massage Routine
  • Part 5: The Recuperation Massage Routine
  • Part 6: The Warm-Up and Cool-Down Massage Routines
  • Part 7: Post-Massage
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: An Overview of Massage Techniques
  • Part 2: Effleurage
  • Part 3: Passive Touch
  • Part 4: Petrissage
  • Part 5: Passive Movement
  • Part 6: Categories of Massage Techniques
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Massage Through the Years
  • Part 2: The Puppy
  • Part 3: The Adult Dog
  • Part 4: The Senior Dog
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Canine Body Language and Signals
  • Part 2: Responses to Massage
  • Part 3: Health Assessment During Massage
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Holistic Treatments
  • Part 2: Myotherapy
  • Part 3: Acupuncture
  • Part 4: Chiropractic
  • Part 5: Hydrotherapy
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This Canine Massage Therapy Course is for dog owners, dog enthusiasts, and anyone working in the animal sector. This course will also help anyone who wants to take the first step in becoming a canine massage therapist.

Sitting Staffordshire bull terrier dog receiving a massage
Accreditations

The Canine Massage Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.  This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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