Where do you travel to?

I travel all over Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Please contact me to check availability. For other areas, please contact me to arrange.

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 veterinary 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’ or manual therpay 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 massage 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.