Shelley Marie Streeter Holistic Animal Therapies

I'm a qualified Merishia massage therapist for dogs and horses. I have always known that I wanted to work with animals, and I finally realised my dream in 2017 when I left my career in finance (what was I thinking), to set up a dog walking business. It began with me wanting to spend more time with my dogs and horse and grew from there. 

I love what I do and I'm regularly learning new techniques and implenting them into my therapies, including myofascial release and stretching.

I believe animals are our greatest teachers if we take the time to truly listen. I always learn something new when treating animals and I consider it a privilege to be able to do so.

I am based in St. Albans, Hertfordshire and treat animals within a 20 mile radius of my location (see FAQs). I'm happy to travel further on request, please contact me to discuss options.

Merishia massage consultation

Treatment for horses - up to 1hr 10 mins £45 3+ horses on the same yard - £40 per horse Initial consultation dogs - 1 hour £40 Follow up consultation - 45-60 mins £35 ** For dogs, pay for 3 sessions in advance and use within 3 months and the price drops to £95 for all three. For appointments more than 20 miles from St Albans, a travel charge may be applicable. Please contact me to confirm if this is the case.

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  • Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom

Where do you travel to?

Travel within 15miles of St Albans, Hertfordshire is included in the consultation fee.For travel outside of this 15 mile zone, please contact me to discuss the mileage fee.

Is Merishia Massage suitable for my dog/horse?

Merishia Massage is suitable for all animals regardless of age, fitness or athletic ability.
Circumstances where Merishia Massage wouldn't be suitable include:
  • if your animal has undiagnosed lameness. In this situation please see your vet in the first instance.
  • If your animal has an open wound. Please reschedule for 2-3 weeks after the injury to allow for the body to heal. 
  • After surgery. Please seek veterinary advice on when it is appropriate for your animal to have massage therapy. 
  • If your animal is sick, has diarrhoea, a temperature or doesn't seem themselves. In this instance massage won't be appropriate until they have fully recovered and their temperature is back to normal. 

Where will you treat my animal?

Horses will be treated in their stable, or wherever they are most comfortable.

The owner doesn't need to be present for the appointment but please ensure there is someone to trot your horse up on a level surface on the day of the appointment, unless agreed otherwise with myself.

Dogs will be treated in your own home or garden as this is where they tend to be most comfortable. Please arrange the appointment for a time when your home will be quiet and we can create a relaxing environment for your dog without distractions.

Why do I need vet consent to book an appointment?

 As per the Veterinary Surgeons (Exemptions) Order 2015 (which revokes the Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order 1962) remedial treatment by ‘physiotherapy’ requires delegation by a veterinary surgeon who has first examined the animal.


Before your first session, please download a vet consent form here

If your vet hasn't seen your dog for a while, they may insist on a consultation before signing off on massage therapy. This will incur a consultation fee. I am not insured to treat your dog without signed veterinary consent. Please ensure this is completed prior to our first appointment.
Future appointments don't require further consent.

Please complete a client card below and give your vet a courtesy call/e-mail to confirm they are happy for your horse to receive treatment. 

If you wish for your horse to have massage therapy as part of a rehabilitation plan after an operation or serious injury, please ask your vet to sign and return the form below.

Before your first treatment...

Things to remember before a treatment

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