Louise Wilkes – Hands 4 Hounds

Describe your business services?
I provide Canine Remedial Massage in the Norfolk area. I have a diploma in Canine Remedial Massage from the Institute of Complementary Therapies. Dip ICat (Dist).

Who is your target client?
Dog owners primarily in the area 25 miles around King’s Lynn but further afield by arrangement.

What is the benefit of using your business/service/product?
Massage works to reduce pain and stiffness and increase range of movement, flexibility, energy levels and well being. It is particularly beneficial for older dogs experiencing age related stiffness and arthritis, dogs with joint conditions such as hip and/or elbow dysplasia, dogs recovering from accidents or injuries which have caused lameness, and dogs with cruciate ligament injuries, particularly if they’ve had surgery. Massage is also a great way of guarding against injuries for sporting or working dogs.

Why did you choose this business?
I have had a long held interest in dogs and also movement and how it can be improved - particularly if that also reduces discomfort and makes everyday activities easier. This interest began in relation to myself and then transferred to dogs when we adopted a dog with hip dysplasia and another of our dogs developed sponylosis – a form of spinal arthritis
What 3 words best describe you?  
Caring, conscientious, reliable,

What is your favourite sweet treat?
Vanilla Slices

If you could offer 1 bit of advice to start-up businesses what would it be?
Be patient. It takes time to build a reputation and become known

How do we get hold of you?
3 Estuary Farm, Marsh Road, North Wootton, King’s Lynn PE30 3QJ
Mob: 07761 826736
Email: info@hands4hounds.co.uk

Social Media:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/@hands4hounds
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hands4Hounds.co.uk
ipatter: http://ipatter.com/hands4hounds

Any other info:
I also work as a trainer for Norfolk County Council delivering training to people from within County and also those working in health, social care and the voluntary sector around Emotional Health Awareness.

I’m available to talk to groups such as WI, dog training groups, etc about the massage service.