Equine Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle form of Horse Healing
What is Equine Craniosacral Therapy?
A gentle hands-on bodywork that restores balance to the horse’s natural body rhythms. The practitioner tunes into the craniosacral rhythm to determine where restrictions are located. Once identified, the practitioner places their hands on the body and palpates the energetic flow (like waves of the ocean) to release the injury/trauma and restore motion, rhythm and balance.
William Sutherland (1873-1954) discovered cranial bones are not fused together but are jointed. Each bone has a slight motion when in proper balance which can be displaced with injury or trauma. This motion is independent of heart rate and breathing and Sutherland called it “the breath of life.” It is the biological energy force (living and breathing) that makes up all the cells of the body. Sutherland also found the sacrum moves in synch with the cranial bones. Hence “the breath of life” is also called the craniosacral rhythm. This rhythm moves between 6 – 8 cycles per minute for horses and has an amplitude of approximately 25 microns (extremely small).
Horse healing sessions are done with the horse in a quiet location/area of the barn, and typically last 30-60 minutes. Horse healing sessions can be performed after training, riding, lessons or a performance, but must be given at least 2 days prior to such activities to allow the work integrate properly into the body. The number of sessions required is individual to the horse depending on the severity of the condition.
Horse Healing Results
Therapy promotes health and balance in the horse. Therapy benefits horses with head injuries/trauma, lameness, stiffness, emotional/behavioral problems, vices (cribbing, stall walking, etc.), head shaking, colic, tying up, facial nerve paralysis, tearing eyes, blocked tear ducts, sinus problems, TMJD (temporal mandibular joint dysfunction), DDSP (dorsal displacement of soft palate), birth traumas and castration.
Kim is certified with Tracy Vroom, founder of Tracy Vroom Craniosacral Therapy. Tracy grew up on a farm surrounded by animals. She is certified in Reiki level 2 and studied TTeam method with Linda Tellington-Jones. Tracy studied with Maureen Rogers and Marti Spiegelman, and is also a certified equine message therapist.
Private session cost starts at $175 depending on your location (additional travel expenses may apply).
Distance sessions are also available.
Cost is $147.
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What are people saying?
Teresa Danielson & Einstein 6 yr old Arabian gelding – September 2011
"I’m a skeptic when it comes to some of the new holistic treatments that are now being offered. I need to see results in some fashion and some evidence that it is making positive changes and benefits to my horse. But that said, I’m open minded enough to try it. So we documented changes by taking monthly pictures and documenting the changes I felt in my rides. I found that the modalities work in harmony, that it’s the power of all that works best. I was amazed that what could have been thought of as conformation issues was actually postural changes . When the horse started to heal and come into balance his posture changed, his gaits changed, his mental engagement changed. Holistic care works in harmony with traditional medicine, and it is a powerful non-invasive tool, and pro-active tool to use to keep your horse healthy and balanced."
Laurie Sheets & Allie 13 yr old mare – October 2011
Before Kim first worked with Boon: "In the field she was dominant but not much would bother her including flying bags, motorcycles, dogs, people walking down the road. Around people she was very tense and wary and seemed to be waiting for the other shoe to fall. When she was let into the pasture she would bolt through the gate like her tail was on fire...not stopping until she was as far away as possible. Several hours on pasture and she would be bloated to the extent she almost looked pregnant. She didn't like to be near people. She was always the last one in from the pasture and would paw like crazy until she get her hay or supplements. She would tolerate handling but would never just walk up to a person. When I worked with her she did not want to be in the round pen. Her movements were quick and mostly she worked at a trot or canter. I could ask her to circle but after several times then she would kick toward me. Access to her right side was difficult and when asked to move with her right side on the inside, she would shake her head as she moved."
After Kim worked with Boon: "Allie was calmer in the stall. She would paw some but not frantically. She would flinch a bit but would stay as long as I didn't make any quick or strong movements. Her eye was softer. In the round pen she would actually start out walking, was more willing to come down from a trot, and was less willing to canter. One night she actually stood by the stall gate and voluntarily let me scratch her neck and back. She just hung around til I ran out of time. Just after that when I let her into the pasture she actually walked through the gate then stopped and looked at me and meandered off. Over the next several days though she seemed to have an 'I don't trust it' type of reaction. She wouldn't come in when I whistled and as I got closer to her she bolted off...heading for the barn at full speed. After that she was calmer..but not as calm as in the initial time frame."
After Kim worked with Allie: "Allie is much less reactive and more 'there'. She is not constantly high-headed. She flinches if I make a strong movement but she didn't make a quick exit and she doesn't seem to hold the tension. The afternoon after Kim worked with her, for the 1st time in 6 years, Mama nickered to me from the pasture. She doesn't paw when waiting for her hay and supplements. After several hours on the pasture she wasn't bloated when she came in. I whistle for her to come in she races my gelding to get to the barn 1st."
After Boon came home:"It feels like a level of trust has been established. Her head is almost always low, her eye very soft. She is okay with Boon being around but not by her side or even in the same pasture. She feels solid and calm...not wary."