Hands-on, energy-based modality that uses light contact
1 hr1 hour
75 US dollars
Client's Barn, Event Location, or Stoney Brook Stables
Equine craniosacral massage is a hands-on, energy-based modality that uses light contact similar to acupressure. There is no physical manipulation to the bones or tissues. While specific attention is given to the cranium, spine, and sacrum, it is not limited to these areas due to the way the body is connected. Craniosacral hands-on techniques release restrictions throughout the body’s musculoskeletal system and restores balance and fluidity of the biomechanics.
Any horse can benefit from craniosacral work especially due to the fact that all horses experience regular pressures to the cranium throughout their lives. These pressures on the skull affect bone position and create compensation patterns in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function and in mastication patterns, which influence the overall biomechanics of the horse. Retaining or reinstating the integrity of skeletal and muscular systems can be vital in the health of an equine athlete’s longevity, comfort and well being.
Note: Despite the many benefits of equine massage, the practice is not recommended as a substitute for veterinary care.