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Health and Wellbeing Dog Massage

1 hour - $60

The treat meant for your best friend!  Allow them to enjoy sixty minutes of full-body relaxing dog massage.  This treatment is recommended as a regular massage to maintain your dog’s general well-being, or simply as a special treat!  Appropriate techniques are used which may engage the parasympathetic (‘rest and digest’) system of the dog which is beneficial for immunity, relaxation and healing. 

woman's hands in heart shape on top of brindle dog
dog relaxing on comfy bed beside a swimming pool


Monday - Friday:  9am – 5pm

Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged if required.

Gift Certificates available!

What do you give the dog-guardian who has everything!?  Dogkind Bodywork gift certificates are now available!


Would massage be suitable for my dog?

All dogs may benefit from massage, as long as they have no contraindications.  Whether they are puppies, senior, anxious, arthritic, pre- or post-surgery, amputee, sporting, working, or simply one who enjoys pampering!

What do you mean by a multimodal approach to wellness?

These days we recognise there are many ways to impact upon the wellbeing of animals, as well as understanding they are individuals with differing needs.  We think about appropriate nutrition, appropriate exercise and enrichment activities, weight management, home environment, pharmaceuticals and supplements, and complementary therapies such as hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and massage.  All of these combined contribute to the overall health & wellness of animals in your care.

I live out of Hamilton. Will travel costs apply?

If you are located outside of Hamilton travel costs may apply.  Cost will be advised on enquiry.

Do you have any recommendations of places to go for further support?

If you believe your dog may be suffering from pain or discomfort your first port of call should always be your veterinarian. 

My dog has arthritis. Would massage help?

Dog massage is one of the tools in your multimodal toolbox which may contribute to the comfort and wellbeing of your dog.  First and foremost you should ensure pain is being managed via advice from your veterinarian. 

Are there reasons why my dog shouldn’t receive a treatment?

Yes.  If any of these apply it is not recommended to carry out a treatment:

  • Open wounds

  • Acute soft tissue inflammation (not within 48 hours after injury or surgery)

  • Bone and joint injuries

  • Skin condition where skin is inflamed, red, hot, itchy, irritated

  • Haemophilia

  • Elevated body temperature

  • Vomiting or diarrhoea

  • Extreme distress  

  • If you are unsure whether it is suitable for your companion please seek advice from your veterinarian.

What happens if my dog doesn’t want to receive treatment?

If your dog chooses not to receive treatment for whatever reason a reduced charge may apply.

Are discounts offered for multi-dog households?

Absolutely.  If you would like multiple dogs to receive treatment at the same location please advise on booking.

Do I need a vet referral?

Your dog massage treatment is provided by a certified canine remedial massage therapist.  We do not require a vet referral, however if your dog has a medical condition we may require vet clearance prior to proceeding. 

Kellie’s expertise has made a life-changing difference to my 10 year old amputee’s life.  She is attuned to his body’s specific needs and after a massage I can see the difference in how Buddy moves.  We love Kellie to bits!