Frequently Asked Questions

How does this work blend with chiropractic, acupuncture and other forms of healing modalities?

Visionary craniosacral work and structural integration address deeply and energetically the holding patterns in fascia, muscle, bones and organs. The energy centers and meridian are also cleared and flowing. This work can be wonderful, though not always necessary, in conjunction with chiropractic in that it will free surrounding soft tissue and allow the chiropractic work to move bone more easily and hold longer. When energetic space is created in the body by CS work or ESI, it is not uncommon for bones to self-adjust and all to come into alignment. All animals are individuals as are their conditions and practitioners, and there are times when using a few modalities in succession can be very powerful. Though this work blends beautifully with other modalities it is not always necessary to seek additional work.

Do you work directly with veterinarians?

This work does not replace veterinary diagnosis or treatment. I encourage you to seek your veterinarian’s advice. I work directly and with the support of the veterinary community. This work is intended to complement veterinary healing. There are however times when it is difficult to diagnose or treat an injury and illness, and visionary craniosacral work can be a powerful adjunct to sensing and healing these challenging situations. There are also instances when visionary CS work will uncover an underlying cause such as an emotional trauma or toxicity; in conjunction with veterinary treatment for the apparent problem, deeper healing can occur when otherwise a condition might at best be managed.

How do remote sessions work?

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How many sessions will my animal need and how often?

The number and frequency of sessions depends on several factors: the nature and longevity of the trauma, behavior or disease, and the innate healing mechanism of the animal. It is not uncommon to see dramatic shifts in one session and many times that is all that is needed. Two or three sessions may be needed to unwind and release fully the holding patterns when there are several layers involved. TMJ issues and head shaking in horses may require a few sessions as well. Equine cribbers many need a regular session every few months to maintain the release of the behavior. For the most part, one to two sessions in close proximity is most often what is required. An equine athlete would benefit from regular preventative sessions. This work is very integrative, addressing the emotional, behavioral and spiritual, and all aspects of the physical body creating optimal space for sessions to heal deeply and quickly and hold.

How soon can I ride my horse after a session?

It is imperative that your horse is not ridden for at least 24 hours after the session. This time period is required for the work to fully integrate and allow old patterns to be replaced by new optimal and free movement. This holds true even for the most sensitive of riders. I recommend that a horse that is going into a competition a session if scheduled a minimum of 5 days from the time of a session to the event, though the horse may be ridden after 24 hours. It is always optimal for the horse to have freedom to move on its own after a session and the nature of this can be discussed on an individual basis.