Helping Dogs Be The Best They Can Be
Listening Hands is a small business in the outer Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne offering Canine Remedial Massage for all dogs, including pets, therapy and sporting dogs.
The purpose built Massage Studio is located in Mt Evelyn with on site parking and disabled access.
Sue Hatfield, the owner of the business, has worked in the veterinary industry for 20 years and could see that our dogs would benefit from massage treatments that complemented the recommendations offered by Veterinary Professionals.
Sue Hatfield is a qualified Remedial Canine Masseuse.
Sue has a holistic understanding and approach to a dog’s health, wellbeing and behaviour.
"Massage Therapists Listen with their Hands and their Hearts"
Remedial Massage (Canine)
Trained with Dogs In Motion (2018) with Michelle Monk (Animal Physiotherapist)
Registered with Australian Canine Rehabilitation Associaition
Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing with 20 years experience
Certificate III in Dog Behaviour & Training (NDTF)
Certificate in Animal Behaviour with Distinction (Stott’s College)
Over 30 years experience in training and competing with dogs in performance sports
Remedial and Relaxation Massage
Remedial massage is a massage that is intended to remedy or treat muscle and soft tissue problems.
It involves a systematic assessment and hands on technique to physically treat the tissues.
There are a number of techniques that are applied to different muscles and conditions, to relieve discomfort and restore muscles back to health.
Sue, as a qualified massage therapist, will be able to use the technique best suited to your pets health.
Remedial massage can help:
Post surgery Management
Muscle pain and lameness
Flexibility & Circulation
Sporting and Active Dogs
Old or sedentary dogs
Relaxation massage can be a part of a remedial massage and is often used at the beginning or end of a treatment.
Relaxation massage is particularly good for the anxious, restless, wired dog! Massage, just like in humans, can help relax the dog and enhance their wellbeing. Some of the techniques used can be taught to the owner to help the dog continue to lead a happier, more relaxed life.
Working dogs and sporting dogs have much to gain from regular massage. These dogs are often elite athletes and push their body to the limits.
Old or sedentary dogs.
Dogs that have poor mobility end up with weak and shortened muscles. This can effect their comfort and quality of life
Active Pet dogs:
Just like active people, active dogs will often have soreness in their muscles that the owner is unaware of. This soreness can be treated with massage before it becomes a problem for the dog
Injured or post surgery dogs.
Massage for injured dogs or dogs that have had surgery can be an important part of the treatment plan, helping the dog to recover quicker.
Stress can manifest itself in many ways in the dog. Massage is a technique that can help stressed dogs and can also be taught to the owners to use as home to help calm their dog at home and in other environments
ALMOST EVERY DOG CAN BENEFIT FROM MASSAGE.
HOW DOES MASSAGE HELP MY DOG
Massage can help in three major ways:
1). Massage can ease discomfort and restore normal movement patterns -
2) Massage Increases Circulation & Mobility -
3). Massage helps to regulate the Nervous system-