"Time for Pooch" is Katy Conway, a fully trained and insured canine massage therapist based in Thringstone, Leicestershire.
I have always felt an affinity with dogs from an early age. My first love was Claude, an English Setter who came into my life when I was just a few months old. Dogs have always played an important part in my family life including Setters, Dobies, Huskeys & Boxers.
My current canine buddy is Rhia, a Boxer x GSD rescue and she is my constant companion. We enjoy exploring the local countryside and participating in canine sports such as Hoopers and Agility.
At age 4 Rhia was diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis, this was a huge shock to the system. Having been given the veterinary prognosis I decided to see what I could do to support her as she aged with an orthopedic condition.
I have completed a wealth of courses and have spent the last 2 years studying Canine Anatomy and Physiology, specialising in Canine Massage. Canine massage is a complementary therapy which involves the manipulation of soft tissue to alleviate chronic muscular pain and discomfort, muscle spasms, and stress.