Craniosacral Therapy, is developed from discoveries made by osteopaths in the USA around a hundred years ago. These findings show that all cells in the body express a rhythmic movement which is fundamental to life and which has been called craniosacral motion.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
At the core of the body, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) which bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Like the pulse of the cardiovascular system it has a rhythm that can felt throughout the body. It expresses this motion in a tide-like ebb and flow; while bones, organs and other structures in the body follow their own particular patterns of movement.
How does Craniosacral Therapy work?
Through a light touch, the practitioner will be able to listen to the subtle patterns of motion within the body. Every condition affecting a person influences this movement. By responding appropriately to these patterns, the Craniosacral Practitioner will be able to stimulate and enhance the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms.
Why use Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy can influence the deeply held patterns of disease both physical and psychological. These accumulate throughout life, and tissues contract as a result of injury and illness. Sometimes, particularly when the shock is severe or accompanied by strong emotions, the tissues stay contracted, leading to ill-health and dysfunction.
Balancing your Craniosacral system speeds recovery
Any trauma, stresses, strains or tensions which remain in the body restrict the body’s functioning and may give rise to problems over the years. The effects may be both physical (such as back pain, migraine or digestive disorders) and emotional (such as anxiety or depression). Balancing your Craniosacral system speeds your recovery and helps to relieve your pain while improving neural, hormonal, muscular, visceral and brain function.
Craniosacral Therapy has the potential to transform these patterns of restriction and resistance in our lives at a very fundamental level, thereby supporting the body in eliminating disease and restoring health.
What happens at a Craniosacral therapy session?
At your first session, a brief medical history will be taken and discussed with you. This is followed by a hands-on treatment. Craniosacral Therapy is usually carried out with the client lying down, fully clothed in a quiet peaceful environment. The therapist applies a light touch to palpate your body and you may feel pleasant sensations of warmth and deep relaxation.
Craniosacral Therapy is client-led
Your body will set the pace of work, so you will remain comfortable, in control and able to integrate the changes that occur. Since it is your body (rather than your mind) that sets the priorities, you may find that the reason you came for treatment is not what changes first. For this reason, you may need to consider having a series of treatments to gain the full benefit of Craniosacral Therapy and its cumulative effects.
Who can be treated?
Craniosacral Therapy is totally safe and suitable for people of all ages and health conditions. It is non-intrusive and will follow the body’s own unique natural treatment plan as it seeks to regain health.
Craniosacral Therapy is often beneficial for fragile or acutely painful conditions, as well as during pregnancy, after an operation, accident, fall or injury. It is particularly valuable in babies and children since the establishment of healthy patterns at an early age sets the course for the whole future of the individual, both in their health and abilities.
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