Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on treatment that enhances the body’s natural ability to heal and restore balance. Bringing some awareness to our habitual responses and being listened to by knowing hands can boost the body’s healing ability. The therapy addresses the person as a whole, working on both physical and emotional levels.
The therapy is an effective and potent way to build the health of the body and address the physiology of stress. It acts on the deepest structures and organs of the nervous system, influencing motor and pain mechanisms to change patterns of pain. It works with the digestive, respiratory and endocrine system to create more ease.
So what is the craniosacral system exactly? Well, it consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the cranium (head) to the sacrum (tailbone). By palpating the motion of the cerebrospinal fluid, the therapist can identify health and restrictions in the body. By using gentle skills health can be supported and restrictions can be released to improve overall body well being.
The treatment is carried out while fully clothed. It is often an experience of relaxation and gentle release. Craniosacral Therapy offers an effective treatment for people presenting with: sinus problems, low energy levels, migraine headaches, whiplash, digestive issues, orofascial pain, anxiety and orthopedic problems. It is most famous for its work with mums and babies where the potency of the treatment can assist any early experiences of difficulty.