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CranioSacral Therapy for Horses, Dogs or other pets
CranioSacral Therapy works as well on horses, dogs or other animals as it does on humans, and usually very visibly so.
Please see What is CranioSacral Therapy? in the menu for a description of CranioSacral Therpay. Below is a continuation of that description with how it works on animals.
The animals close to us donít only have to contend with their own problems, but they often take on their humanís issues as well in some form or other.
Although CranioSacral Therapy effectively may treat or alleviate many of the animalís problems, it may be even more beneficial to treat both horse and rider/owner or dog and owner as a combination rather than just the animal.
Often the best course of action is to do one or more sessions on the human first, as this gives him or her the understanding of what is happening in the animal during and between sessions and to understand the changes it is bringing about. It also gives the animal the chance to have less or no impact from its humanís issues before CranioSacral work is commenced with the animal.
Equine CranioSacral Therapy
Many of todayís horses would benefit from receiving CranioSacral Therapy to maintain the health and balance of their bodies as well as for rehabilitation or correcting abnormal movement.
They are on a daily basis subjected to various forms of stress, especially from the perspective of the way a horse would live naturally. Horses are much more affected by the different types of equipment used on them, such as saddles, bridles, bits, halters, blankets etc, and how we use them, like riding, show jumping, racing, driving, competitions, breeding etc, than we think.
The added impact of more or less accomplished riders and their imbalances makes matters worse. Other things that affect them greatly are farriery, dentistry, stable conditions and how they spend the greater part of their time. They also get injuries in paddocks and on slippery surfaces and tracks.
CranioSacral Therapy may efficiently be used on horses for maintenance of optimal body functioning, for rehabilitation after injury (old and new) and to address many different kinds of problems or conditions such as neck and back problems, rotated pelvis, hind quarter problems, lameness, jaw joint problems, tinnitus, facial nerve paralysis, head shaker syndrome, certain allergies, blocked tear ducts, castration issues, difficulties with certain movements during riding, behaviour and emotional problems, to mention a few.