Paw Vida Holistic Therapies
About the Therapist
Lindsay is the owner and director of Paw Vida Holistic Therapies and is based between Bath and Bristol. She works on a mobile basis, offering home visits to all clients in Bath, Bristol and the surrounding towns and villages.
As well as being a qualified Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner, Lindsay is also a qualified Clinical (Human) Massage Therapist. With a first class degree in Psychology and previously qualifying as a Certified Veterinary Thermographer and Companion Animal Behaviourist, Lindsay has a specialist interest in pain-driven behavioural and performance changes. She also has a keen interest in a wide range of natural and holistic healthcare options, from raw feeding through to homeopathy.
Lindsay is very passionate about her work and is 100% committed to enhancing the health and happiness of your dog.
“Whether you’re looking for improved mobility or performance, better pain management, or simply an enhanced quality of life for your dog, I’ll endeavour to work closely with you to achieve your goals”. Lindsay Cope.
And when she’s not working, Lindsay can be found spending time with her beloved black Labrador Lexi or striving to improve the lives of as many animals as she can. Lindsay has previously worked at Bath Cats and Dogs Home with the long-stay dogs and is also an ardent supporter of the Animals Asia Foundation who work tirelessly to rescue bile-farmed ‘moon’ bears from a life of incarceration and torture. Her unwavering dedication to animal welfare shone through when she travelled alone to China to spend three months as a behavioural volunteer at the Animals Asia China Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu in order to help rehabilitate the rescued bears into their new found life of freedom. She describes this time as one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences of her life.
If you’d like to find out more about how Lindsay may be able to help your dog, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact details above. She’d love to hear from you.
£35 per session.
A small travel cost may be incurred dependent on location.
Sally had been diagnosed with a suspected cruciate ligament injury and had been suffering with lameness for several months. Lindsay came recommended by the hydrotherapist working with Sally and after just two sessions, I couldn’t believe the difference in Sally. There had been a surprising improvement in her mobility and I also noticed that her mood had lifted and she seemed happier in herself. There was also a notable change by her hydrotherapist who was also very pleased with the results! I will definitely be booking Sally in for further massage with Lindsay!
I first came across Canine Massage after my Border Terrier unusually started to knock jumps at agility and seemed reluctant to jump onto the sofa and into the car. After just three sessions of massage with Lindsay, not only was Frank more willing to jump onto the sofa and into the car again, on his return to agility he demonstrated more speed and athleticism, a cleaner and more careful jumping technique, improved focus, quicker execution of the weaves, and tighter turns!
Lindsay came to massage both of my dogs and handled them very respectfully, responsibly and professionally throughout. After the massage, Ollie seemed even more relaxed than usual (if that’s possible!) and generally had more of a spring in his step whilst Dexter was less stiff, more fluid in his movement and generally more relaxed.
Following bilateral cruciate repair surgery as a youngster, Dominic had always suffered with a lot of muscular tension through his lower back. I was very interested and keen to see how he would respond to massage and after three sessions, I noticed some great results! He was more supple and relaxed and didn’t feel the need to stretch his back out as he so often would before.