Carol Collins, Licensed CCA Coach & Canine Massage Therapist in Hampshire
My name is Carol Collins and I run Affinity Canine Massage. I specialise in Clinical Canine Massage to help rehabilitate your dog from injury as well as provide general maintenance and well-being for pet dogs, working dogs, competition dogs, and senior dogs.
Working with these dogs I soon became aware that many dogs I was seeing had poor core strength which if improved could help prevent some of the injuries they were presenting. This led to my interest to train with the Canine Conditioning Academy to become one of their licensed Coaches.
Each session I use specific, targeted, and measurable core strengthening exercises that will transform your dog’s core strength, stability, balance, and flexibility and help prevent injury.
I offer group classes or on a 1 to 1, ensuring each dog is provided with their very own bespoke training to achieve their desired results.
Not only will you learn a set of exercises you will learn why you are doing them and how to use them to best effect!
I cover Basingstoke and surrounding areas within a 25 mile radius
“I had noticed my dog had begun to roach quite badly and after discussing the Foundation programme with Carol decided that alongside massage she would benefit from the exercises.
By the end of the full 8 weeks the difference in her posture was so noticeable – she not only stood differently (and no longer showed signs of roaching), she walked differently and seemed much more aware of her body.
Her physical fitness has also improved.
We really enjoyed doing the programme and have continued to do the exercises at home and even when out on walks.”
“My dog had been diagnosed with a neurological issue and had started to show signs of weakness in his hind legs. After discussing the programme with Carol and with our Vet – we signed up to do the 1 to 1 Foundation sessions.
We introduced the exercises into his routine, sometimes swapping a walk to do a few of the exercises as although they were gentle and carried out slowly.
When we visited my vet on one of our routine check-ups, she commented on how well he was looking and that there was definitely an improvement in the strength and movement of his hind legs. He also seems much happier in himself. “