Dog massages therapeutic for pooch and person

At a dog day care centre in Ballarat, Victoria, the National College of Traditional Medicine is conducting training clinics for people interested in giving dogs the professional treatment.

Participants are taught how to assess a dog for tight muscles, adhesions or injuries, before identifying what type of massage is most suitable.

'Massage has a place for every species in the world'

Leslie Williamson has been a canine masseuse for around 20 years, after an accident left her and the horse she was riding injured.