dog02Here at Ten Mile Holistic Veterinary Care, I specialize in craniosacral therapy.

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle and hands-on approach to energy healing. This subtle and effective method is very gentle and can have very profound effects on your pet. By utilizing the electromagnetic points within the palms of your hands and fingertips, it becomes possible to balance the pulse of your animal’s meningeal system and release constrictions. The therapy also allows animals to reset their central nervous system and promote self healing.

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is an offshoot of osteopathic medicine. Osteopathy, similar to chiropractic, uses manipulation of joints and tissues to achieve a return to balanced health of the nervous system and the entire body – not just muscles and joints. Craniosacral work developed to adjust the nervous system and spine but can also affect the entire body as well. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) surrounds the brain and spinal cord within a tough membrane. There is a rhythmic flow of the CSF from the brain down the spinal cord and back up. This is reflected in minute movements of the bones of the skull and the sacrum in the pelvic area. (The sacrum is the fused vertebrae that form a joint with the pelvis.) If this movement is disturbed then various health problems can occur including headaches, poor body movement, jaw problems, headshakers in horses and other behavior issues. CST is very subtle, gentle energy work which restores the normal movement of the cranial wave of the CSF. Animals that have suffered trauma, including birth trauma, can benefit from CST. Animals with temporomandibular (TMJ) issues and horses with dental problems also benefit. Breathing issues related to the larynx may also be helped. Results after treatment are immediately visible with a change in the animal’s posture and way of moving. Changes continue to occur over a period of several days.

If you have any questions about craniosacral therapy, contact us today at (307) 277-4109.