Craniosacral Therapy for Horses & Dogs

Love The Benefits of Craniosacral For Your Horse And Dog

Horse at fence

What is CranioSacral Therapy & How Can it Help My Animal?

This hands-on therapy for horses and dogs is based upon the principles that are used in the human application of CranioSacral therapy. It's a holistic healing method which focuses upon the central nervous system, and works by using light touch to optimize body movement. When applied correctly, this gentle and subtle technique can be highly effective in addressing a number of conditions in the horse or dog.

Given the very gentle hand pressure used, it can often seem to an onlooker that nothing is happening however, the skin will often twitch under the practitioner's hands. The practitioner must be able to feel the smallest movements by the horse's or dog's body, and so must be very in-tune with the animal.

Why Equine CranioSacral Therapy?

It is often used to assist in a variety of situations, including;

  • Emotional problems
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Headshaking
  • Head injuries and traumas
  • Lameness
  • Horses that nap,
  • Spinal injuries
  • and many others.

Why Use Canine Craniosacral?

This can be used to help dogs with the following:

  • Lameness
  • Spinal injuries
  • Emotional and/or behavioural problems
  • and many others

Are Craniosacral Therapist For Animals Qualified?

Maureen Rogers is a pioneer and leading expert in the field of Equine CranioSacral therapy work. She is the founder of Equine CranioSacral Workshops (ECW). ECW is an international education program that offers the most extensive program of study. A qualified canine or equine craniosacral therapist will normally have completed one of the ECW courses. They may offer craniosacral alongside other therapies or on its own.

About The Author
This article has been provided with the assistance of Maureen Rogers at Equine CranioSacral Workshops

Would you like to find a Craniosacral Therapist for your horse or dog? Please email me at - I'll be pleased to try and assist, wherever you are in the world!

You can get more information on many complementary therapies for animals here at Taranet. Take a look at the sitemap here for a list.