Canine Myotherapy Course

Original price was: £295.00.Current price is: £190.00.

Course Overview (SALE Price)

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Canine Myotherapy which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £190.00

Course Description

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.

Myotherapy is a form of manual therapy treatment for dogs.

Myotherapy is defined as a comprehensive assessment, management and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders and conditions caused by improper biomechanical or defensive nervous system malfunctioning.

Or just simply dog massage, which is one subject your dog is going to absolutely love. At the most basic level, massaging dogs is performed to relax dogs and calm them down. Just five or ten minutes an evening massaging your dog will reduce stress levels and help you to relax also. Your dog will also come to realise when it’s time for their massage treat.

Canine massage, myotherapy is used for introducing help to assist in the recovery of injury with an operation after their return from a vet surgery and can also be used to ease aches and pain. There’s also the theory that by making hands-on contact with your dog’s muscle or skin conditions it will send information or signals to the dog’s nervous system to assist within the healing process.

Canine massage helps to establish a bond in trust and develop human to canine language communication.

This makes sense for various reasons such as the environment that the dog is in whilst receiving their massage which is a stimulating, calming and relaxing one and will help with the healing process along with gentle tones of voice, periods of quality time and the soothing touch of physical contact all contribute to a sense of safety and security including the nurturing aspect of development.

Environmental influences through evolution also play a part in creating negativity on canine development; their psychology and their nervous system are all influenced to the experiences of their surroundings.

Positive or negative surroundings and the environment will have an effect on the dogs health and wellbeing. Can this be proved? Probably not but many canine behaviourists, canine psychologists and canine whisperers will all agree at some level that there is a positive influence in the effect on healing, growth and development as a result of regular hands-on tactile massage.

This course will teach you all the basic techniques and methods of a relaxing and recuperating massage both for pleasure and medicinal reasons.

Upon completion of this course you will have a reasonable level of proficiency and knowledge in canine massage techniques.

Contains over 100 photographs and illustrations showing various treatments and diagnosis including detailed examinations of various joints, stress points and areas of muscular points to pay attention to and covers many areas of the dogs anatomy.

Includes all the basics, pressure points, pressure techniques, kinesiology massage movement, various massage routines including stretching and hydrotherapy methods and techniques.

This is an ideal course supplying you with a general all-round base knowledge if you have an intention of working with canines or starting a canine massage or related home business or practice.

Canine massage has an interesting history stemming back nearly 4000 years with evidence to show dogs are aware of their own internal pack need for self massaging and mutual massaging called allogrooming.

Often you will see dogs or in the wild such as wolves licking each others sores and open wounds or infections. It’s in the canines interest and its survival to at least make an attempt to assist each other no matter how small for the survival and progress of the canine or wolf packs. Otherwise why do they do it?

Massaging dogs mimics this evolutionary mutual pack healing activity hence the theory that massage does promote healing and recovery of the nervous system which includes joints, muscles and especially skin conditions to some extent.

This course will provide you with a diploma in the study of canine myotherapy.

Enrolment for this course is open and ongoing. The course fees are very low and affordable.

This course is suitable for professionals, intermediates and the complete novice. Undertaking this course will provide you with an overall standard knowledge to use within your own canine business activities or at home for personal pet usage.

Suitable for dog groomers, canine therapists, whisperers, pet sitters and similar. An ideal course for anyone working with dogs in any capacity.

Clear enough for any pet owners with a comprehensive enough content for canine experts to undertake.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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