I think that the greatest discoveries will be made along spiritual lines. Some day people will have learned that material things do not bring happiness….then the scientists will turn their laboratories over to the study of God and prayer and spiritual forces which as yet have been hardly touched.

William Garner Sutherland, Contributions to Thought

All energy therapies are supporting the body’s ability to heal itself in some way and are very powerful in that. Craniosacral Therapy is a direct line. Craniosacral Therapy facilitates the body’s ability to ‘see’ itself. We can do this by acknowledging the present state of the system by tuning in via the Central Nervous System. The healing intelligence itself will then initiate healing wherever it is needed.

CranioSacral Therapy with Foal

Healing is natural for the bodymind, although it does require certain resources which improve the ability to focus.  For the body to be able to raise enough potency for healing enough energy, metabolic balance and emotional openness is required.

However it is true to say that any attempt at connecting will open up pathways which attract the right resources. Healing can also be stored or held in some way, so it will manifest when the bodymind is in a stronger place.

As humans we can also be limited by our profound fear of pain. Pain is the signal our body sends out to gain our attention so that we can help channel energy into the right place. Often instead of responding we shut it down by using pain-killers or distractions. Craniosacral Therapy is an effective way of getting to know our own healing capacities. Healing can be seen as another word for awareness. The higher our awareness, the better balanced our biological operations will be.

  • No one goes through life without picking up some restrictions and CST is an ideal maintenance therapy, restoring well-being.
  • Resolving injuries or traumatic experiences that might prevent a promising horse-human partnership reaching its potential.
  • Ironing out development related issues and helping to keep training on track with youngsters going through demanding growth phases.
  • Gently shift old patterns for riders who find themselves unable to move to the next level as a result of chronic physical restrictions.
  • A genuinely holistic solution to all health problems.

The processes stimulated by Craniosacral Therapy are the ways that body resolves its own imbalances. From relieving colic to easing head-aches. Supporting detoxification processes and healing torn muscles. Every acute dis-ease will respond in some way, sometimes miraculously. Animals have lost none of their internal sensory awareness and they are supremely aware of the process during a CranioSacral Therapy session. Their responses often make it easy for horse-owners to see the effectiveness of the treatment.

During a session they may become agitated as the restriction pattern becomes more intense. This phase may be associated with the dissolving a compensation pattern which has been maintaining balance in the body.

The animal may shut their eyes and go to sleep once the pattern is ‘locked-in’. They might yawn or lick and chew in a relaxed way. Their muzzle and eyes might twitch as if they are dreaming.

CranioSacral therapy with a Greyhound

Animals will often want to urinate or eat after a CranioSacral Treatment as the parasympathetic nervous system has been stimulated. They may also need to rest.

Humans feel different effects, but most often a sense of expansion and new life breathed through their system. CST has the power to alter intrinsic biological patterns such as metabolic rates. Although some people take time to wake up their perception fully, it is rare that a patient remains untouched.

  • Physically: viruses, musculoskeletal issues, organ imbalances, reproductive problems, abscesses, migraines and laminitis in horses.
  • Emotion/energetic states such as heaviness, coldness, numbness, disconnectedness, grief, anger, loss, fear and trauma.
  • Psychological: perspectives, opinions, pictures, concepts most often involving relationships with other animals and people.
  • Spiritual: connections between soul and body, in times when there may be support needed , the will to stay or move on from the body.