About the Therapist
Hello, my name is Helen Clarke and I run 3 Counties Canine Massage Therapy. I specialize in Remedial Massage for dogs, releasing tight, sore muscles, removing debilitating ‘knots’ or Trigger Points that cause referred pain and help to rehabilitate injuries by breaking down restrictive scar tissue.
I live just outside of Malvern, Worcestershire, and run clinics at the following venues:
My home in Suckley, Worcestershire, WR6 5DT
White Phoenix K9 Hydrotherapy, Unit 2 Strensham Business Park, Twyning Road, WR8 9JZ
Blackwardine Kennels, Leominster, HR6 0NE.
I also do home visits if you or your dog are unable to travel or if I am seeing other dogs in your area; clients local to me in Malvern are also welcome to a home visit if more convenient – please contact me to find out more details.
My background is as a Registered General Nurse and qualified Human Sports Massage Therapist, and I have always had a fascination of how the body works, how it manages to cope when things are out of balance, and how the long term effects of this imbalance damages the body.
I first came across Canine Massage Therapy with my elderly Lurcher, who was really struggling with his mobility, stumbling and in obvious discomfort despite daily painkillers. He had a course of massage treatments with Natalie Lenton and the improvement in his mobility was incredible. This inspired me to do my Canine Massage training.
Since my training, in addition to running my busy clinic, I work with Natalie Lenton as Senior Tutor on the Canine Massage Therapy Practitioner Programme, helping to train more therapists in this effective form of bodywork. This is a role I thoroughly enjoy and I am now involved in teaching on the Continuous Professional Development courses for qualified therapists.
I am also now running my own ‘Beginners Guide to Massage’, and ‘Agility and Sports Massage’ workshops for the general public, held in the village of Suckley.
Outside of work, my time is spent walking the Malvern Hills with my 2 fabulous ex racing greyhounds, Stella and Woody, or riding the Hills on my beloved Fell pony, Gwinnie. I am passionate about greyhound rescue and involved in charity work, rehoming ex racing greyhounds and lurchers.
Please give me a ring/email if you would like to find out how Canine Massage Therapy can help your dog, whether it is for improving sporting performance, to supporting ongoing orthopaedic and neurological conditions or recovery from injury/surgery.
"Smudge was relaxed and calm and seemed to enjoy the whole process. I was very impressed with how Helen massaged Smudge. After each session, Smudge was more sprightly and he seemed to have more spring in his step."
"Scilo was very well behaved. Helen handled him very well. She has a natural ability to put the dog at ease. After 3 sessions he showed improved performance, better flexibility and range of motion within the joints and muscle. Much improved movement / less sore."
"Mickey completely relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the treatment and attention. Helen handled him perfectly, with gentleness and confidence. There was an improvement in Mickeys condition after the first treatment. He is now keen to go for 2 gentle walks a day."