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Complementary Therapies


Massage is a pleasure magnet for your pet. There are various touch techniques consisting of rubbing and kneading, focusing on the superficial muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia or connective tissue.

One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing.

The physiology of our pets is similar to that of a human, meaning we both feel pain and discomfort when muscles are tight and stressed. Very much like humans, pets thrive on the reassuring and healing touch of massage.

Some of the physical benefits of massage include:

• Reduced muscle tension

• Improved circulation

• Stimulation of the lymphatic system

• Reduction of stress hormones

• Relaxation

• Increased joint mobility and flexibility

• Improved skin tone

• Improved recovery from soft tissue injuries

• Heightened mental alertness

• Reduced anxiety and depression

•Early detection of swelling, injury or painful areas

•Builds trust, self-confidence and sociability

•Provides overall health and wellbeing

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a recognised interpretation of the work of renowned Australian manual therapist, Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-82).

Unlike massage, which can be performed at various depths of pressure, this modality is a gentle, light touch therapy with the analogy of less is more.

The specialised moves gently manipulate the fascia or connective tissue and impact muscles, tendons and ligaments and can produce excellent results.

The Benefits?

• Bowen Therapy initiates relaxation of the muscles and reduces nerve pressure and muscle spasms

• Relief from pain and stiffness

• Relief from long-term injuries, such as degenerative conditions

• Improved flexibility

• Improved sporting performance for show, agility and working dogs

• Improved relaxation and behavioral issues

•Aids in recovery after rehabilitation and post-surgical procedures

Bowen Therapy invites the body to make appropriate adjustments to re-align and balance, helping to restore muscle function and improve health and wellbeing. 

Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy is an intense beam of light at a specific wavelength.  This form of light converts into a type of energy that the cell can actually use for repair and regeneration.

Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive and very safe treatment that uses controlled amounts of laser light to modulate natural biological processes to produce beneficial clinical effects.

The Benefits?

•Relieving pain

•Resolving chronic and acute inflammation

•Reducing edema

•Healing and regenerating neural tissues

•Promoting wound healing and tissue repair

•Modulating immune response

There are now over 1,100 published, laboratory and clinical trials showing the positive effects that laser therapy has on healing soft tissue injuries, wounds, alleviating pain, and resolving inflammation.

Laser is a very important component of rehabilitation therapy.

Photonic Red Light Therapy

Photonic Red Light Therapy Is a 660 nm red light (not infrared or laser) that complements Western medicine by stimulating specific acupoints on the animal's body.  It is a safe, natural and non-invasive way to promote healing and controlling pain. 

This technology has been studied for over 40 years and photonic red light therapy has been proven to help animals as well as people.


•Reduces pain and swelling

• And much, much more!


The word Reiki means, literally, "spiritual energy".  It refers to the Japanese meditative system created by Mikao Usui in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

When animals are stressed, sick or injured, they are energetically imbalanced. Reiki uses intention, focus, and meditation for the purpose of stress reduction and relaxation to promote re-balance, peace and self-healing.

Animals are the leaders in the process, taking only the amount of energy they wish to receive.

Reiki is not a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment.

Cat Grooming

We offer a Sedation-Free High Quality Cat Grooming Service at Happy Cats by East Gippsland's First Certified Feline Master Groomer.

This includes clipping, bathing, nail trims and knot removal.

More services coming soon!

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