Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle touch therapy that supports your body’s innate ability to heal. It can address a variety of issues originating in the nervous and fascial systems, which affect the whole body. It is a simple, direct way of accessing your own innate healing mechanisms.
The clients’ inner wisdom leads and directs the session, which is the central premise of this modality. The therapist will listen to the client’s system with their hands, assess the priorities and respond accordingly. For this reason, we may not work, at least initially, on the area of complaint, but the area that the body is directing the therapist to work on first. It may feel as though little is happening during the session yet the ripple effect that continues long after the session can be very profound. For this reason, the client should be open to the possibility that the presenting symptom may not be the core issue addressed in a Craniosacral session.
Because it works on the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of oneself, each session is unique, which means any one of these aspects, or combination of these aspects, can appear in a session. For example, sometimes we have a sense with a headache that it’s in response to an emotional trigger, but can’t quite identify it. Clients are provided the opportunity to feel how and where the tissue is holding tension as the emotional trigger shows up. This can be very enlightening.
Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy:
It can heal physical trauma to the head, spine, and sacrum.
It releases emotional trauma stuck in the body.
It helps you become more self aware and present in your body.
It reorganizes the nervous system for new patterns to open up a path to healing.
It helps to create better overall resilience of all the body's systems.
It lowers chronically high stress levels if performed on a regular basis.
It supports a state of meditative consciousness, which can be an antidote for the multi-tasking, fast-paced, attention deficient, and distraction state of consciousness that modern living cultivates.
It is particularly helpful for people who are sensitive to touch but need it and people who are too ill to receive conventional massage.
I have training in 4 different types of Craniosacral Therapy and nearly 300 hours of in class training.