Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle, non-invasive therapy that activates the body’s natural capacity for self-repair. There is no manipulation or massage involved. The main principle of Craniosacral Therapy is to promote health, rather than fight disease. It is suitable for anyone.
Our tissues hold memories of our experiences, which can create tension, stress and asymmetries within the body. Underlying vitality is expressed as a craniosacral rhythm – a gentle and natural motion of fluids which surround the brain and spine and influence the whole body.
Craniosacral Therapist “listens carefully with hands” to these subtle motions, recognises restrictions to the free circulation of fluids or disturbances within the tissues. She invites the system to move further into a particular pattern, to meet a point of resistance, and eventually release and reorganise itself.
About Craniosacral Therapy session
Each appointment lasts for approximately one hour. I will take a written case history and will listen to the reasons for your visit, symptoms and concerns. This is important to enable me to understand your situation, gather the required information and establish an appropriate approach to the treatment.
You will lie down fully clothed, with your shoes off. I will gently connect with your system, by placing my hands on the cranium (head), sacrum (tailbone), the feet or other parts of the body. I will listen carefully to any sensations, pulls, twists, asymmetries within your system and will invite it to move further into a pattern, assisting with release and re-organisation. I connect with the system on many different levels and influence many different structures within the body, i.e. bones, fluids, membranes, connective tissue, nervous system, organs, cardiovascular system and immune system.
What can happen during and after the session?
Each patient’s experience is unique. You may, for example, feel tingling sensations, a gentle flow of fluids or energy within your body, pulsing or a sense of deep relaxation. Sometimes a temporary gentle discomfort is possible, as the system rearranges and reorganises itself.
After Craniosacral treatment people often say that they feel lighter, relaxed, stronger, accepted, have an increased clarity of mind, are more aware of their own needs and have a general feeling of well-being. It is also possible that after a session there can be a period of adjustment. This is part of the process of the body reorganising itself and healing. The healing process allows the system to let go of the accumulated life tensions and restrictions that are held within the tissues. Sometimes people feel better after a couple of sessions, other times more treatments are required.
Who can benefit from Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is non-invasive and is therefore suitable for anyone from newborns to the elderly.
People often come for a Craniosacral treatment because they suffer from back pain, headaches, anxiety, lack of energy and many other physical or emotional problems. Some come for support in day to day life, letting go of fear, to reduce stress and tension, to gain calmness and a more balanced and healthy state.
Note: * Craniosacral Therapy is a complementary therapy and not a replacement of a medical advice.