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Discover 2 Plus 4 Human & Canine Massage Therapy at the Cotswold Show June 30th & July 1st 2012

Artaine Harte is is a qualified practitioner of human and canine remedial massage. Meet Artaine in person on June 30th and July 1st in the magnificent setting of Cirencester Park in Gloucestershire when she takes part in this year’s Cotswold Show.

 
 
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Find Artaine at the Cotswold Show at Stand HN8

A good massage can leave a client feeling either deeply relaxed or invigorated, depending on the type of treatment given, and the condition being treated.  It is no good giving a rugby player who is about to go on the field a relaxing massage. Rather he/she would need a warm up treatment prior to exercise.  Nor will a frail, arthritic lady thank you for an invigorating rubdown!   An agility dog will not benefit from quiet gentle stroking prior to competition, nor will a Jack Russell with a luxating patella be helped by a hacking massage.  The treatment needs to match the condition and the patient.

Artaine Harte is is a qualified practitioner of human and canine remedial massage and is going ‘on the road’ to meet the public and demonstrate just how this relatively new area of therapy can help dogs and their owners. Meet Artaine in person on June 30th and July 1st in the magnificent setting of Cirencester Park in Gloucestershire when she takes part in this year’s Cotswold Show.

The world-famous annual Cotswold Show is set in the very heart of the Cotswolds at glorious Cirencester Park on 30 June and 1 July. Artaine Harte of 2Plus4 Human and Canine Remedial Massage can be visited throughout at Stand HN8 (just opposite the Countryside ring). Artaine is sharing the stand this year with The Sidings Veterinary Surgery of Cirencester.

Artaine: ‘Drop by and say hello. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and have read of some case studies!’

Although Artaine wil be promoting Canine Remedial Massage in co-operation with The Sidings, treatment can be arranged for any dog currently registered with any sugery and not just The Sidings.

Artaine will be present throughout the Cotswold Show to meet the public and to explain in depth to people about the many benefits of remedial massage for their dogs, and also to discuss the various diseases, injuries and illnesses that can be relieved through remedial massage.  Artaine will also be available to assess dogs at the show during the day and discuss how remedial massage may benefit the dog.  

As treatments can only be administered with veterinary approval, referral requests can be collected from Artiane at 2Plus4 during the weekend (this is to comply with the Veterinary care act of 1966).

There will be some selected case studies available for people to read and numerous photographss of dogs receiving treatments.

We spoke to Artaine recently about 2Plus4:

‘I am one of the few masseurs qualified to treat both humans and dogs.
Although I qualified as a State Registered Nurse in North Yorkshire, it was whilst working as a nurse on a multi-trauma ward in Victoria, Australia that I first gained an interest in complementary therapy.’

Artaine continued with a little more background information:
‘I trained as a sports masseur at the Melbourne School of Natural Therapy in 1989, continuing to work both as a nurse and a masseur, including working with an Aussie Rules Football Team.   Whilst still living in Australia, I also trained as a Reiki practitioner level two. ‘

Artaine returned to the UK in 1993, and commenced her training as a Reiki Master soon after. And, of course, behind every successful business, there is that ever-important support team. In Artaine’s case, it is husband, Patrick, who fulfils that role.

‘I married Patrick Harte , a veterinary surgeon, after repeated attempts by ‘Murphy’, my Irish Wolfhound, to get us together by putting himself through several different injuries before Patrick finally asked me out!  

Patrick and I occasionally hold Reiki level one and two training courses together.
We moved to Gloucestershire in 1999, and currently have three dogs; a bossy Jack Russell called Ash, and two Border Terriers, a mother and her daughter, called Cinders and Spark.’

Artaine qualified as a Canine Remedial Masseur in 2011.

‘ I use not only the recently gained skills in my Canine Myotherapy Diploma, but also those learned over the years treating different soft tissue conditions in humans.  My knowledge of diseases and trauma, especially orthopaedic conditions, is enhanced by my nurse training.  Having a veterinary surgeon in the house is also a bonus.’

Human patients can visit Artaine for treatment on Fridays at The Ashcroft Practice (www.ashcroftpractice.co.uk), in Cirencester. Home visits can also be arranged.
‘For canine patients, I work around Gloucestershire and Wiltshire visiting dogs within their own home. For canine patients around the Cirencester area, treatments can also be carried out at The Sidings Veterinary Surgery (www.sidingsvets.co.uk) also in Cirencester.

So, what are the aims of Remedial and Sports massage?

Neither of these massages is about pampering the pooch or the person.  Both are deep forms of massage which support the body’s natural healing processes.
 
They relieve tension and stress, which can build up during exercise, or through unusual activities, including postural compensations due to discomfort.  This includes musculoskeletal discomfort or injury caused by trauma, whether relating to sports, occupational injury, postural problems or disease.

Deep massage works with the connective and soft tissues to relieve discomfort and chronic muscular pain, increasing joint mobility and improving gait.

Encouraging circulation to the areas being worked with promotes an increase in the nutrients required to aid healing, and removes waste products produced during this process.  Lymphatic drainage is also assisted by the manipulation of soft tissues.  Since massage promotes circulation and lymphatic drainage, it hastens  the speed of recovery to an injury site or to a post-operative area.  As a post-traumatic or post-operative treatment, massage also preserves nerve, muscle and joint function. Massaging post-operatively can reduce the amount of fluid build up in the surrounding area, thus reducing pain.

Muscle spasm can be released during treatment and tensions as a result of soreness or tightness can be relieved, thereby alleviating pain and soreness.  
A beneficial side effect of massage is that the effects of medication, such as painkillers, can be enhanced.    

A good massage can leave a client feeling either deeply relaxed or invigorated, depending on the type of treatment given, and the condition being treated.  It is no good giving a rugby player who is about to go on the field a relaxing massage. Rather he/she would need a warm up treatment prior to exercise.  Nor will a frail, arthritic lady thank you for an invigorating rubdown!   An agility dog will not benefit from quiet gentle stroking prior to competition, nor will a Jack Russell with a luxating patella be helped by a hacking massage.  The treatment needs to match the condition and the patient.

The elderly arthritic patient could experience an improvement of joint mobility following massage over a given period of time, whilst pain relief may be experienced following the first treatment. Increased mobility is something which requires several treatments.

Massage treatment for diseases such as arthritis can be helpful in improving quality of life.

Conditions such as bursitis (for example tennis elbow), where there is swelling and pain to a joint, can be relieved through massage to the area and the surrounding tissues.
It can also have a therapeutic effect on the emotional state of a client, as the release of tension experienced through massage brings about a feeling of well-being.  

Psychological diseases such as depression, anxiety or insomnia can also benefit from massage.
 
(Artaine Harte  has been a sports masseur for 23 years and  has recently extended her practice by successfully undertaking a diploma in canine massage. For further information please see the web site or contact Artaine directly.)

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Last Updated:Jun 25, 2012
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