Fundamentals & Essentials of Dog Massage

An Online Cantonese course from the experts in pet movement and mobility.
Provides you with a basic guide to dog massage and beyond with confidence.

Introducing at home pet massage for you and your furry companion.

The first online massage course by veterinary professionals delivered in Cantonese.

At Paws in Motion, we are experts in pet movement and mobility. Whether your pet is fit and athletic, or prone to stiffness due to old age, all dogs enjoy and benefit from relaxing massage to loosen up their muscles every so often.

Your Instructors

Dr Jane McNae

Dr Jane McNae

Meet our Director of Paws in Motion Veterinary Physiotherapy and Founder of Animal Integrated Rehabilitation & Fitness Academy, Dr Jane McNae. A veterinarian for 20 years, she is passionate about pet fitness, well-being, the importance of the human animal bond and brings all of this together by using education to help empower you to be your dog's hero!

Irena Tang, RVN

Irena Tang, RVN

Meet our trainer- Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse, Irena Tang, has gathered and summarised all the essentials of knowledge, experience and hands-on techniques to help you to provide massage to your dog at any life stage, in the comfort of your home and at your own pace. Keeping pets relaxed at home!

Asko, Paw Star

Asko, Paw Star

Meet our Paw Star- Asko, the German Shepherd! Asko will never say no to a massage! 8 year old Asko has been a member of our Paws in Motion education team for several years. He has helped Dr Jane with training of veterinary nurses at City University (HK) with his guest appearances and clients by way of his most excellent videos. 

What other course learners have said!

  • "Eye-opening"

    "The course was informative and is a good asset for anyone that wishes to better care for their pets as well as keep them mobile and comfortable in both youth and old age! Considering dog massage isn't a common practice it's great that this course is now an option. Keep up the good work you're doing!".

    "The course was informative and is a good asset for anyone that wishes to better care for their pets as well as keep them mobile and comfortable in both youth and old age! Considering dog massage isn't a common practice it's great that this course is now an option. Keep up the good work you're doing!"

    - Josh

    "Comprehensive"
  • "Informative"

    "It is very helpful to know more about massage technique. The knowledge comes in handy when Gus is having one of the not-so-good days.".

    "It is very helpful to know more about massage technique. The knowledge comes in handy when Gus is having one of the not-so-good days."

    - Natalie

    "Interactive"
  • "Easy to understand"

    "I have already tried it on both Max and Jed. Both really relaxed and went to sleep! I'd recommend the course - if you want to give your furry friend something they will really enjoy and that will help them to stretch, stay in top condition and to relax then this is a perfect course to do. Thank you so much Paws in Motion.".

    "I have already tried it on both Max and Jed. Both really relaxed and went to sleep! I'd recommend the course - if you want to give your furry friend something they will really enjoy and that will help them to stretch, stay in top condition and to relax then this is a perfect course to do. Thank you so much Paws in Motion."

    - Dawn

    "Great explanation"
  • "Vividly interactive "

    "My two dogs are obviously telling me they enjoy and love the massage because they wait for my massage at the massage corner all the time. Now we are getting closer and I feel like they have more trusting in me.".

    "My two dogs are obviously telling me they enjoy and love the massage because they wait for my massage at the massage corner all the time. Now we are getting closer and I feel like they have more trusting in me."

    - Mandy

    "Informative"
  • "[I find the course helpful]: especially after learning about range of motion and the correct ways of stretches. Gus LOVES the stretches!".

    "[I find the course helpful]: especially after learning about range of motion and the correct ways of stretches. Gus LOVES the stretches!"

    - Natalie

  • "Excellent - the course is amazing as I was able to work with our dogs alongside Irena in the videos. I liked that there were close-ups of the hand movements on Asko and Irena showed clearly what part of the hands to use for the massage points. It is also a great way to spend some quality time with my dogs.".

    "Excellent - the course is amazing as I was able to work with our dogs alongside Irena in the videos. I liked that there were close-ups of the hand movements on Asko and Irena showed clearly what part of the hands to use for the massage points. It is also a great way to spend some quality time with my dogs."

    - Dawn

  • "Easy to follow"

    "[What I liked the most]: the course is split and only takes you few minutes for each session in the modules. It provides flexibility in learning times and progress depending on abilities.".

    "[What I liked the most]: the course is split and only takes you few minutes for each session in the modules. It provides flexibility in learning times and progress depending on abilities."

    - Mandy

  • "Practical"

    "[What I liked most about the course]: Irena! I felt like she was in the room with us throughout the videos! Her presentation is very well and friendly.".

    "[What I liked most about the course]: Irena! I felt like she was in the room with us throughout the videos! Her presentation is very well and friendly."

    - Natalie

  • "Helpful"

    "Benefiting pets and strengthening the bonding and trust between owner and pets. It is helpful for your beloved doggie.".

    "Benefiting pets and strengthening the bonding and trust between owner and pets. It is helpful for your beloved doggie."

    - Julie

    "Useful information "
  • "Clear and easy"

    "[What I liked most about the course]: The course structure and clear information".

    "[What I liked most about the course]: The course structure and clear information"

    - Mina

    "Helpful"

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    TASTER VIDEOS - get a feel for our course

    To get a taste of our curated course, take a look at the taster videos below. Follow the link and discover how this course benefits you and enhances the quality of life of your furry friends.

    The PAWS ESSENTIAL package - what's included

    Learn all about the fundamentals and essentials of doggie massage! Gain access to 5 modules to streamline your learning experience. Topics include: Introduction to massage; Preparation for massaging your pet; Massage basics & techniques; Applying the techniques; and Additional manual therapies & top tips.

    • 5 modules with 27 short video lessons (2.5 hrs of content)

    • Step-by-step massage demonstrations

    • Access to printable notes and cheat sheets

    • Certificate from Animal Integrated Rehabilitation & Fitness Academy

    • Quiz questions to check your understanding

    • Become a member of our pet pawrents community

    The PAWS PREMIUM package - what's included

    Upgrade your learning package to PAWS PREMIUM which includes all the PAWS ESSENTIAL learning and keep your pet fit for life with the following additional perks.

    Choose from 'Active Doggers' for your active pet or
    'Senior Support' for those aging gracefully. 

    Additional video

    Additional video on anatomy and joint movement from our founder, Dr Jane McNae, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and Veterinarian

    Free gift

    Receive a free gift of Mobility (Senior Support) or Training (Active Doggers) product appropriate for your pet’s life stage

    10% Discount

    10% Discount on Mobility Support, Fitness Equipment or Action & Training products from our dedicated physiotherapy web-store within the first month of course sign-up

    Enroll in this course

    PAWS ESSENTIAL

    The Fundamentals and Essentials of dog massage, a Cantonese course from Animal Integrated Rehabilitation and Fitness Academy. Prepares you a complete guide to dog massage and beyond with confidence.

    HK$ 880 Discounted: HK$ 680

    PAWS PREMIUM

    Our Premium pack offers a great upgrade on PAWS ESSENTIAL. Additional video, free product gift, and a 10% discount on life stage mobility or fitness products in our online store.

    HK$ 1180 Discounted: HK$ 880

    Be Your Dog's Hero

    Massage benefits senior pets, pets in recovery from surgery and energetic pets. You can now learn the essentials of massage to help relieve muscle tension and improve circulation, reduce pain and stiffness and improve flexibility. Massage also enhances your bond with your pets and has a positive influence on the social and emotional health of your doggie.

    Course Curriculum

    Our course provides information and clear instruction to help you learn the do's and don'ts of pet massage. Delivered with all resources and videos in Cantonese, that are both easy to understand and achieve with your pet. Additional notes in English are also available.

    Get a taste of our curated course- take a look at the module intro videos below.

    Module 1 - Introduction to Massage


    Discover how massage works and why it's beneficial to your pet's health. We also explore situations when massage should be avoided in your dog. 

    Module 2 - Preparation for Massaging your Pet


    Learn everything you need to know about the preparation for massaging your dog. From setting up the right environment to decoding how your dog feels and then how to calm your dog down.

    Module 3 - Massage Basics and Techniques


    This module explores the four basic techniques of massage; effleurage, petrissage, tapotement & skin-rolling. In this module, Irena will also show you how to differentiate muscle tone and recognise muscle trigger points.

    Module 4 - Applying the Techniques


    Explore how to use the massage techniques over different areas of your dog to perfect your skills. Irena covers what to focus on for the head and neck, back, front and back legs.

    Module 5 - Additional Manual Therapies


    In this four-part module, we will take your knowledge to the next level with several techniques for joint range of motion and muscles stretching of your pet.

    Limited Introductory Offer! Enroll Now!

    The Benefits of Massage

    Stimulates Natural Healing and Relaxation
    Enhances the Human-Animal Bond between you and your pet


    Relieves pain and discomfort from muscle stiffness & tension
    Improves muscle tone, joint flexibility & range of motion
    Increases circulation of body fluids and promotes toxin removal
    Reduces anxiety & stress, boosting relaxation
    Enhances immune system function
    Accelerates healing after surgery or injury
    Eases the effects of aging and slows the degenerative process
    Improves a dog’s feelings of trust & emotional well-being

    Here at Paws In Motion, your pet's quality of life comes before anything else. If you find your doggie uncomfortable or in pain at any point, feel free to contact us HERE to arrange an appointment to examine them and ask any questions you have about massaging your pet.

    If your pet is unwell, consult your veterinarian.

    Designed and presented by experienced veterinary professionals
    Both you and your dog are in a comfortable environment
    Certificate of Completion from Animal Integrated Rehabilitation & Fitness Academy
    Learn at your own pace on your own schedule
    Online access to course materials on your device whenever & wherever
    Master your skills with our quick quizzes

    Package Details

    PAWS ESSENTIAL
    PAWS PREMIUM*
    5 modules with 27 bite-size video lessons for all you need to know about dog massage
    PAWS ESSENTIAL
    PAWS PREMIUM*
    Paws in Motion step-by-step massage demonstrations
    PAWS ESSENTIAL
    PAWS PREMIUM*
    Access to printable notes and cheat sheets
    PAWS ESSENTIAL
    PAWS PREMIUM*
    Certificate of completion from Animal Integrated Rehabilitation & Fitness Academy
    PAWS ESSENTIAL
    PAWS PREMIUM*
    Quiz questions to check your understanding
    PAWS ESSENTIAL
    PAWS PREMIUM*
    Become a member of our pet pawrents community
    PAWS ESSENTIAL
    PAWS PREMIUM*
    Additional video on anatomy and joint motion from Dr Jane McNae, Vet and Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (In English with Chinese subtitles)
    PAWS ESSENTIAL
    PAWS PREMIUM*
    FREE Mobility Support or Action & Training product according to your choice of package
    PAWS ESSENTIAL
    PAWS PREMIUM*
    10% DISCOUNT on selected products from our online store for one month from sign-up
    PAWS ESSENTIAL
    PAWS PREMIUM*

    *Your choice of Senior Support or Active Doggers packages

    Senior Support package includes:

    1. Free set of Dr Buzby's Toe Grips, the traction solution;
    2. 10% discount on Mobility Support and Action & Training products.

    Active Doggers package includes:

    1. Free tube of LeanLix, lickable low calorie treat, for training your pet;
    2. 10% discount on Fitness Equipment and Action & Training products.

    Limited Introductory Offer! Enroll now!

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