What are the benefits?

• Safe, gentle and effective

• Economical

• Supports the natural healing
   responses rather than
   suppressing them

• Works on the physical, mental
   and emotional level

• Speeds up the recovery process

• Strengthens as a
   whole, which makes it less
   susceptible to disease,
   imbalances and stresses

Welcome to Core Touch. I offer Cranio Sacral Therapy for humans and animals, Equine Kinesiology Taping and Homeopathy.

Please read below to find out more about each of these services.

Cranio Sacral Therapy
What is Cranio Sacral Therapy?

Cranio Sacral Therapy is a hands on technique, which allows the body to unwind and unlock, letting go of imbalances and stuck patterns without the application of force.

It helps the body to release and readjust on a deep cellular level. Therefore, annihilating the tendency to go back to its pre treatment state.

A treatment session usually takes about 60minutes.

CS Therapy & Kinesiology Taping can support your horse to:

• Movement restriction
• Head shaking
• TMJ problems
• Injuries / lameness
• Nervousness – Easily spooked
• Low vitality

Equine Kinesiology Taping
What is Equine Kinesiology Taping?

Kinesiology Tape is a stretchy athletic/therapeutic tape that sticks directly to the skin when applied to people and directly to the hair when applied to animals. Kinesiology Tape has proven to be effective in reducing inflammation, increasing support and stability, reducing pain and improving function. It can also greatly enhance the benefits of a body work session.

How does it work?
Kinesiology Tape improves blood flow by lifting the animal's hair, which in turn lifts the skin, creating a DECOMPRESSIVE EFFECT. This decompression allows blood to flow more freely through the underlying soft tissue, which aids in reducing any stagnant fluid (inflammation/edema) and also increases blood flow plus oxygen in areas that are lacking or under more stress during events/ competitions/ training (improves healing, waste removal, recovery and prevents muscle fatigue).

This tape also has a PAIN REDUCTION EFFECT by stimulating nerves called mechanoreceptors which have a direct influence on the nociceptor nerves (pain sensation). The more mechanoreceptors that are stimulated, the less nociceptor nerves can fire, therefore less pain.

By applying the tape in certain ways (depending on how it is cut, how much stretch is applied and where it is placed), it can add STABILITY and SUPPORT to joints and muscles. This proves to be extremely helpful when you have an animal with an injury or instability. The tape helps improve function and proper movement through support, but doesn't restrict range of motion like other athletic tapes tend to do - Kinesiology Tape stretches along the longitudinal axis to allow it to move with the body. The support tapings are also useful in competitive animals without injuries to give extra support to areas that are under more stress during training and competition (some events will allow the tape to be worn and others will not).

Commonly your horse would need between 1-3 sessions of combined cranio sacral therapy and taping to resolve an issue depending on severity and history. The tape can be worn betwen one hour and up to four days depending on how it is used and for what conditions. Horses can be ridden with the tape on; it is breathable and water resistant.

Is your horse:

• In pain or injured?
• Stiff or tight?
• Unbalanced?
• Tired with dull or strained-looking eyes?
• Just not right?

It has shown to be effective for conditions like:

• Recover faster in a holistic way
• Be more focused and sensitive to your aids
• Move with more ease and joy
• Be emotionally and physically more balanced
• Be happy and relaxed in their skin

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a scientifically based healing modality that addresses symptoms experienced on the physical, mental and emotional level.

The specifically prepared, pharmaceutically monitored homeopathic remedies are individually prescribed according to presenting symptoms and homeopathic philosophies in order to assist the bodies natural defence mechanism to encourage healing in a very gentle and effective manner.

The first consultation takes about 60minutes.
Follow ups take about 30minutes.

Homeopathy has shown to be effective for conditions like:

• Physical and Emotional Trauma
• Acute and Chronic conditions
• Skin problems
• Digestive imbalances
• Hormonal issues
• Pain
• Allergies

Nadine Vollmerg


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          Cranial Sacral Bodywork and Homeopathy based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand