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Hydrotherapy at Blossoms – Stockport, Cheshire

Hydrotherapy is a fantastic, non-weight baring exercise, which can have a multitude of benefits for your animal. The use of water for the treatment of animals is a well-recognised practice and our Animal Hydrotherapist can cater for a range of needs.

Our large indoor pool provides the perfect environment for your dog to swim; whether as part of a post-trauma/rehabilitation programme, for fitness and weight control or just for fun.

Blossoms offer a heated pool to provide a relaxing and therapeutic environment. Warm water acts to relax muscles by increasing skin temperature which reduces pain and muscle spasm. Hydrostatic pressure property of water also works to alleviate swelling by encouraging bodily fluid movement away from the affected area.

Our ground-level walk-in ramp has been specifically designed to allow for easy exit and entry. The ramp plays an important part for dogs with a nervous disposition or those with limited mobility.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Canine hydrotherapy is an excellent natural method of helping improve many conditions, including arthritis, spinal injuries, and obesity.

Alfie - Dog HydrotherapyBenefits of Hydrotherapy include:

  • Non weight bearing exercise which encourages increased range of motion
  • Increased exercise tolerance, develop physical stamina and endurance
  • Stimulation of muscles through increased resistance and reduced inflammation
  • Pain relief and improved function and movement
  • Slowing of progressive or degenerative diseases
  • Improved quality of life for dogs with reduced mobility
  • Therapeutic and safe environment for treatment and exercise
  • Intensive, low-impact exercise
  • Increased speed of recovery

Animal hydrotherapy is delivered predominantly to dogs, although other animals can benefit from the therapeutic use of water to maintain and/or return the wellbeing of your animal. Whilst our Centre does not cater for horses; we can provide treatment, rehabilitation, relaxation, and fun sessions for all dogs and other small animals.

Introduction Sessions

Your first swim session with us will mainly involve easing your dog into the water to allow them to adjust and feel comfortable, whilst teaching them how to correctly use the walk-in ramp. We encourage owners to stay in the pool room during sessions to provide encouragement and support to your dog throughout the swim.

The session will last no longer than 30 minutes. The hydrotherapist will observe your dog and their fitness levels throughout the session, to determine whether your dog will benefit from 30-minute or 15-minute sessions in the future.

Please ensure your dog does NOT eat 2 hours prior to your appointment, and they have been given enough time to go to the toilet beforehand to avoid any accidents in the pool. Thank you.

If you have any further questions or enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07467 101480 or complete an enquiry form.