Hazel Brewerton is a clinical canine massage therapist and owner of East Lothian Clinical Canine Massage Centre based in East Lothian.
She has just entered her 4th year of practise and is a member of the Canine Massage Guild. To be a member of the Guild she has completed a 2 year course at the Canine Massage Therapy Centre, covering in depth anatomy and physiology, orthopaedic conditions, neurological conditions and soft tissue injuries as well as over 50 techniques covering 4 types of massage, Swedish, Sports, Deep tissue, and The Lenton Method – a trademarked scientific, systematic approach to injury identification and myofascial release techniques. In addition to this she must complete 25hours of continued professional development per year and is currently sitting at ~100hours.
Hazel has a 4 year old English Springer Spaniel called Meg who keeps her “busy” but sadly lost her German Shepherd Dog, Bailey in September 2019.
Bailey is the reason Hazel began her journey into clinical canine massage. Bailey was diagnosed with Spondylosis at the age of 6 years old. In a lot of pain and unable to take anti-inflammatory pain relief, she started to investigate other options. Along with a pain specialist she started to use massage techniques to alleviate the pain associated with the muscles around the spine. After a few months Bailey improved significantly and amazingly started to go back to long hikes and playing in the rivers and sea which he loved so much.
This took Hazel on a new career path with the hope that she could help others like Bailey too. After researching where would be the most in depth and professional course to make sure she was doing everything properly, it led her to Natalie Lenton at the Canine Massage Therapy Centre and she hasn’t looked back since.
“Helping other dogs to feel more comfortable and relaxed in their time of need is such a rewarding experience and I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing. Some dogs come to me having stopped playing, slowing down on walks and taking themselves off away from everyone and other dogs in the house. To hear a few sessions later that they are back to playing and enjoying company again is so lovely and it is such a privilege to know I had a part in that”.
Hazel is passionate about the education on the prevention of injuries and also tours around East Lothian/Berwickshire offering free talks/workshops on how to prevent injury in your dog and how to recognise the early subtle signs that your dog may be in pain allowing you to seek veterinary help before an issue may become more serious.
Results in 1 to 3 sessions…..