Craniosacral Therapy for pets

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

In response to physical knocks or emotional stress, the body’s tissues and subtle energy fields often contract. Sometimes, particularly when the shock is severe or occurs within an emotional situation, the tissues or energy field stay contracted. This prolonged contraction restricts the body’s functioning and may give rise to problems immediately or over the years. The effects may be both physical, such as back pain or digestive disorders; and emotional, such as separation anxiety or mood issues. Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle bodywork technique that works with the body’s craniosacral rhythm by gently adjusting and correcting for increased pressure in the fluid bathing the brain and spinal cord assisting the body to rebalance itself.

How does it work?

The Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) nourishes the Central Nervous System (CNS) and flows from the skull of the animal (cranium), down the spinal cord to the sacrum (hence the name craniosacral). The craniosacral system affects the functioning of various organs and systems throughout the body. So working with, and rebalancing, the craniosacral system can have a profound effect on problems anywhere in the body. This can lead to significant improvements in both health and behaviour. By releasing the tension of tissues and energy fields, it frees up the energy that the body was previously using to hold itself in contraction, allowing an increase in the overall level of energy available.

Craniosacral Therapymay helppets with:

  • Cruciate ligament injuries
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hind-end injuries/lameness/paralysis
  • Head injuries/traumas
  • Spinal injuries
  • Breathing issues
  • Seizures

How will my pet respond?

Your pet will typically feel a deep sense of relaxation and may experience some heat, tingling, or pulsations in the areas being treated.
Every animal is unique; your pet will be assessed for the most suitable treatment and referred to the appropriate practitioner.

Gemimah’s Story

“Gemimah, a stunning female miniature long-haired Dachshund, first came to see Caroline Pope for Craniosacral Therapy in early July. She was suffering from idiopathic epilepsy, dermatitis, gastro, and a sore back. After just two consultations, Gemimah has improved dramatically in her movement, is back jumping on the couch, and not only has her ‘Beyoncé’ back but is now 1.5cm longer!”

Let the team at Paws Connect help you with your pet health needs.