This page is dedicated to Ben, my faithful friend for 14 years who brought me to where I am now.
I have owned and loved animals of every shape and kind for my entire life and dogs have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I love all breeds of dog but having spent the last 28 years living and working on our family farm in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District I have for many years now had Borders Collies as my faithful friends.
I first found out about hydrotherapy when I was given a referral for my beloved dog Ben then aged 9, I thought he was nearing the end of his time with us due to severe arthritis, Ben attended hydrotherapy sessions that maintained his mobility and quality of life for another 4 years.
I discovered some of the benefits of massage for dogs purely by accident whilst fighting to maintain Ben’s mobility, when other health problems prevented him from having hydrotherapy. Sadly, at 14 years old it was time for Ben to move on but after his death I decided to investigate canine massage further and shortly after enrolled on the 2 year Clinical Canine Massage Diploma with Natalie Lenton from the Canine Massage Therapy Centre.
Two years of studying Canine Anatomy, Physiology and canine Kinesiology and gait analysis has finally led me to setting up ‘Peak District Canine Massage’ specializing in muscular injuries, rehabilitation and supporting orthopaedic and neurological conditions.
In 2015 I decided to expand the treatments that I could offer and trained as a canine hydro therapist. The conversion of an unused farm building has provided the base for the “Peak District Canine Massage & Hydrotherapy Centre”. In this calm, peaceful and well equipped environment I am able to offer hydrotherapy and massage treatments ether separately or combined to provide maximum benefit to each individual dog in my care.