Although many people have heard of Craniosacral Therapy there does seem to be some mystery and confusion about what it is or whom it can benefit. ‘ I thought it was only for babies ‘, or ‘I didn’t know it helped with stress, energy levels and anxiety’, how can something so simple help with injuries and physical conditions?’ These are common reactions!
Craniosacral bodywork gentle supports our nervous system to achieve balance. When we settle back into our bodies a wide range of conditions will soften and resolve, Clients choose craniosacral sessions for a variety of physical and emotional conditions including back pain, sciatica, headaches/migraine, stress and fatigue, sleep problems, digestive problems and behavioural issues in children. Anxiety and depression can also be greatly supported. Developed from osteopathic techniques, CST uses trained touch to perceive and respond to the subtle tidal motions of ‘primary respiration’ in the body. The biodynamic model emphasizes the body’s inherent ability to heal itself given the correct conditions and does not advocate the use of any external force, making it extremely safe, gentle and non-invasive, ideal for babies or during pregnancy.
Recovering from trauma and shock with Craniosacral Therapy.
In a session, you may notice heat, tingling, pulsation or other sensations as your body settles into a deep stillness. In a typical session, the therapist would gently hold the person head, lower back and feet as a way to let the nervous system unwind. The emphasis is always on finding health.
“To find health should be the object of the physician. Anyone can find disease.” Dr Andrew T. Sill
On her first session, Jane was in shock her mind was spinning with unwanted and repetitive thoughts. Her neck and lower back were tight. Jane blamed herself for being distracted and unable to settle after a car crash. She felt numb and disconnected and began to fear that she would never recover. After a few sessions, it was as though her body slowly came back to life. Her breathing deepened and as her body softened her sleep improved and new possibilities came to the fore. Simple cranial work supported her whole nervous system to calm and regulate once again.