About the Therapist
Dogs have always played a big part in my life and after attending two workshops on Canine Massage I was inspired to train to become a practitioner myself. I hold the Diploma in Professional Canine Massage Therapy from the K9 Massage Therapy Centre and a B.Ed(Hons) in Geography and Environmental Studies. I have studied canine anatomy and physiology in depth, attended regular pracical weekends and completed case studies as part of my training.
I currently live with two German Shorthaired Pointers, Jack and Barney, and I have attended regular agilty training sessions for several years. If you have attended the Frome Cheese Show in last couple of years you have probably seen me with the 'boys' as part of the agility display.
I am based in Frome, a small market town in North Somerset and I am within easy reach of Bath, Bristol,Wiltshire and Dorest as well as Somerset.
“My 11 year old ex-racing greyhound Foxy had raced 65 times in the short 18 months of her career. Once she retired the wear and tear of her hard career began to show and she became increasingly less mobile and was clearly often in pain particularly as her awkward gait led her to develop corns on her paw pads. The vets found nothing clinically wrong and were keen to refer her for Canine massage therapy. I took her for four treatments (three one week apart followed by one a couple of weeks later) with Ren and by the second visit I could see my happy bouncing girl returning. She is now running across the fields with her pals every day and inviting them to play. She whirls and spins and leaps with the rest of them, full of joy. I know that her muscles will tighten up again as a result of her new lease of life but when that happens she can go back for more massage therapy to keep her supple. She loves going, always greeting Ren with a grin and a wag.”
Carol B. and Foxy, Somerset
"Thank you so much for giving me back my old dog. He's full of life and raring to go, his whole demeanour has changed, wantingm to run with the others, loving life again."
Pauline about Mowgli, Somerset