My name is Kathryn Burnley. I am fully insured and qualified and with over 20 years’ experience in human holistic treatments I decided to change career and transfer my skills and knowledge from the human side to dogs.
Holistic therapy is based on traditional knowledge and natural treatments. Drugs and medication can have side effects that can happen deep inside the dogs body. You don’t have to choose between conventional medicine and holistic practice they work amazing alongside each other. Whilst your vet can provide veterinary intervention through medication holistic therapy is based on understanding the dogs needs and problems as a whole. By combining the two and working together we can source the reason and treat the symptom, rebalancing the body.
Itchy skin, stomach upsets, arthritis etc are treated with drugs and no change to lifestyle and diet therefore the symptoms will keep returning.
We promote an ethical, skilled professional approach ensuring that all therapists we train respect the Veterinary Act 1966 and Exemptions Order 2015 and commit to never working on a dog without vet consent.
What you feed your pet each day, can potentially affect their quality of life and how long they live more than anything else you do for them. Feeding highly nutritious, natural foods rich in essential nutrients, in the right proportions, effectively promotes health, well-being and happiness. A diet of processed pet foods containing chemical additives on the other hand, which are also deficient in natural vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients, will inevitably result in poor health at some stage. This can, however, take months or even years to occur, giving a false sense of security about the diet being fed. It also means that diseases such as skin conditions, bowel disturbances, immune system dysfunction and other health problems develop, which might have been prevented had a nutritionally enriched diet been given all along. We pride ourselves on providing the very highest quality of raw, natural and holistic pet supplements/remedies and natural products.
We aim to source from small businesses from throughout the UK with companies like us that are focused and dedicated to sourcing the best possible ingredients and products and have the same ethical views.
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Myotherapy is a form of physical therapy used to treat or prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by muscle or myofascial dysfunction.
Myofascia are the thin, fibrous sheets of tissue that surround and separate muscles. Ligaments and tendons are comprised of bundled myofascial.
Canine myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine which involves hand and fingertip massage focused on the treatment, recovery and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions such as skin problems, joints and tissue with the accompanying benefits of a simple relaxing dog massage.
Massage and manipulation has been developed into a highly effective procedure that aids the realignment of the skeletal system relieving pressure on the muscular and nervous system.
Physiotherapy uses a wide range of drug free techniques to relieve pain, restore function and movement. It also prevents further problems including joint mobilisation and manipulation with therapeutic exercises and soft stretches whilst using soft tissue massage and breathing exercises and techniques.
Stress is one of the biggest areas that a dog may need psychological support in order to prevent health issues, this stems from the mind as opposed to from the dysfunction within the body.
Reiki has been used for thousands of years and practised throughout the world by many cultures.
As a Reiki Master and Teacher I aim to clear imbalances within a dog’s centres known as ‘Chakras’.
As well as using Reiki to maintain the general wellbeing of your dog. It is very useful in calming a nervous or distressed or depressed dog, before, during and after surgery or any treatments at the Vets. Reiki aids the healing process.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method to treat the blockages in the energy lines known as meridians. When needles are inserted into specific points the blockages in the energy lines are eliminated and the body returns to an energetically balanced state.
Benefits of Acupuncture include pain relief, increases blood and lymph flow and decreases inflammation. It is an alternative to using pain killers and steroids.
The basic principle behind Homeopathy is that ‘Like cures like’. A diluted from of a substance is used to treat a condition or a group of conditions.
Herbs have been used for thousands of years and are extremely effective in treating conditions that afflict dogs, they support the Immune System and assist with the dogs healing and recovery process. Other herbs serve as detoxification and anti-cancer therapies.
Flower Essence can modify the behaviour of dogs showing aggression, fear and behavioural issues.
Aromatherapy is based on the different use of oil types as a natural or complimentary approach to the health of the dog. The oils used during a treatment are distilled from plants, trees and herbs. Each is linked to a specific type of imbalance in health and each oil is used to bring the patient back to its full wellbeing.
The nutritional aspect of Canine Health is of paramount importance.
The correct food can either create a strong digestive and immune system or one that will cause the dog discomfort and not protect against sickness or disease.
Canine Health is based on a foundation of great nutrition and holistic health. The correct nutrients dictate cell generation in the mind and body.
Our dogs literally become the food they eat.
Holistic alternatives can be used as complimentary therapies in conjunction with your dogs regular Veterinary care. Always consult your Vet for any concerns regarding your dog.