In a nutshell:
CranioSacral Therapy is a “method which focuses upon the central nervous system and uses light touch to optimise body movement.”
Cranium – 1. the skull of a vertebrate; 2. the part of the skull that encloses the brain.
Sacrum – bone resulting from the fusion of two or more vertebrae between the lumbar and the coccygeal regions, in humans being composed usually of five fused vertebrae and forming the posterior wall of the pelvis.
Based on it’s name, one can conclude that this form of equine massage focuses on the whole horse – from head to tail. There seems to be a lot of different methods out these days to help you relax and be a better rider and to help your horse relax and perform better.
And the best bit? So many of these methods you can learn yourself to help improve your performance and relationship with your horse. And of course there’s the added bonus that if you’re good at what you do and you’ve gone to the trouble to receive a piece of paper to prove your skill then you can potentially earn some money doing something you enjoy that is helping others’ horses.
Take a look at:
http://www.equinecraniosacral.com/ – site of Maureen Rogers, US Representative.
http://www.equinology.com/info/course.asp?courseid=22 – CranioSacral course.
http://www.equinemassageireland.com/ – CranioSacral Therapist, Ireland.
http://www.danishequineacademy.com/ – Danish Equine Academy focusing on massage.
“Great riders are not great because of their talent; they are great because of their passion.”