Craniosacral Therapy for Horses & Dogs

Equine & Canine Craniosacral Therapy

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

With thanks to Equine CranioSacral Workshops for help with this article

U.K. Equine/Canine CranioSacral Therapists

Sarah Luck - Equine, Canine and Human Craniosacral Therapy - Covering Bucks and surrounding counties


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