Before Safe Hands, I led international project teams; developed and delivered training programmes; and ran European wide schools’ programmes. My roles were many and varied; full of challenge and amazing people and I loved it.


But the long hours meant I couldn't have a dog and for my own wellbeing this needed to change. So, jumping at an opportunity to leave the corporate world behind I enrolled on courses that would allow me to work with dogs. I started volunteering at a local rescue and adopted my first rescue dog (Eva). 

Our dogs are part of the family and in order to feel confident enough working with your dogs I needed to enrol on the best training. So, after much research I studied with the leading organisations in their respective fields - the Canine Massage Therapy Centre and the Canine Conditioning Academy.


I now offer the best, most relevant, incredibly beneficial services and have been trained in:

- Massage; Deep Tissue, Swedish, Manual Lymphatic Drainage

- Myofascial release; direct and indirect techniques

Canine Touch

- Canine anatomy in motion

- The science of exercise

- Canine Pathologies and injuries

The change in my life style was frightening at first. But improved working hours and my dedicated home clinic means I can now support you and your dog both during a crisis such as rehabilitation after an injury and, just as importantly, for their general health and injury prevention.


Before I offer a service I will have successfully used it with my own dogs, and only when I am certain it is making a difference will I offer it to you and your dogs. I know my massage and training programmes works because I use them regularly to keep my own dogs fit, mobile and healthy.

I see the positive impact I am having on your dogs quality of life every day. I see how helping your dogs also impacts on you and your wellbeing and I
absolutely love being able to do that!


I am here for the wellbeing of your dog for life, not just when they have an issue or injury. Your dog really is in Safe Hands and I am looking forward to welcoming you and your dog to the joys of massage and training.


Photo by Angela G Photographer

Safe Hands Canine Massage
Karen Young MSc, BSc (Hons), Clinical Canine Massage practitioner, Dip. Canine Myotherapy, Canine Massage Guild Member, Licensed Canine Conditioning Academy Coach
Helping dogs lead happier, healthier lives