About CranioSacral

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is gentle and noninvasive technique that has been shown to assist with many health and behavioral issues.

"CranioSacral therapy is a uniquely efficient way to keep horses in biomechanical balance and maintain skeletal and muscular health. 

CranioSacral therapy is also used successfully in treating specific equine conditions such as headshaking, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) imbalances, head traumas and facial nerve paralysis.

How do you know when your horse needs or may benefit from CranioSacral therapy?

CranioSacral is used with success in the treatment of:

• Headshaking 

• Facial nerve paralysis 

• Imbalances of the TMJ and the muscles of mastication 

• Head traumas and injuries 

• Behavior problems

• Low back and stifle/ hock joint problems 

• Cribbing 

• Biomechanical issues

Indications that your horse may be a good candidate for CranioSacral treatment include: 

• Bucking 

• Lameness

• Difficulty in making transitions, holding the canter and leads 

• Feels flat in work 

• Difficulty with respiration 

• Headaches

• Grinding teeth or difficulty chewing food"

-Maureen Rogers, Hands On, Equine CranioSacral Therapy: Keep the Equine Body in Balance with a Light Touch

Natural Horse Magazine, January/February 2010

**Please note that a balanced body includes a balanced jaw. Dental work for horses is very important to maintaining balance.

And CranioSacral Therapy is very beneficial following dental work to integrate the changes into the body.

Link to Articles on Equine & Canine CranioSacral Therapy