The therapy focuses on reducing tension and stress in the meningeal membrane and its fascial connections to enhance the functioning of the Craniosacral system, a fluid circulatory system that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. The Craniosacral therapist subtly manipulate the bones of the face, head, vertebral column and the membranes beneath the skull, allowing free movement by the cerebrospinal fluid and balancing energy fields. Because it involves fairly delicate manipulations of the spine and skull, chiropractors, osteopaths and acupuncturists in their practice most often use Craniosacral therapy.
Craniosacral therapy is osteopathic manipulation. In lay terms that means, when attending the alignment of the body, the practitioner takes the body where it wants to go for a position of release. When the body is in alignment there are fewer to no restrictions present, which may lend disease a place to begin. Equine CranioSacral (ECS) work is a holistic healing practice, which uses extremely light finger pressure to optimize body movement. When applied correctly, this gentle and subtle technique can be highly effective in addressing a number of conditions in the horse. Craniosacral is used in all animals with positive results.
Craniosacral therapy has been proven to be extremely successful in treating animals. Symptoms from injury and improper training and poor equipment fitting can be relieved and treated with Craniotherapy. See professional for information.
Continuing education and post-graduate training is generally restricted to licensed health professionals who wish to add this therapy to their practice. Some courses may be open to students currently enrolled in a professional health program.