Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, noninvasive, hands-on healing modality that evaluates and enhances the craniosacral system. Because the craniosacral system is comprised of the bones of the skull, the brain, the spinal cord, the sacrum and the membranes surrounding them, it has a huge influence on the functioning of the nervous system and hence, the whole body.
Our tissues remember trauma and our bodies take all of our life experiences in. Physical and emotional traumatic energy becomes embedded in the body and restricts the natural flow. This restriction can be felt in the craniosacral rhythm. A trained practitioner is able to monitor the craniosacral rhythm with their hands upon almost any part of a human body, and by finding the parts where the rhythm is stuck, help release and bring it back to a healthy motion.
During a craniosacral therapy session, the receiver will lie on a massage table while the practitioner will use light touch and subtle gentle manipulations with the aim of restoring the natural position of the bones and releasing restrictions, trauma and pain. This helps facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal.
Craniosacral Therapy can be used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. Some of these conditions are: chronic pain and headaches, stress, spinal cord injuries, concussions and other brain injuries, behavioral issues in kids, post-traumatic stress disorder, Fibromyalgia, birth traumas and colic. Of course there doesn’t need to be a specific problem that we wish to address in order to receive craniosacral therapy. We live in a fast paced world where life gets very stressful. Craniosacral therapy is extremely relaxing. It is a wonderful way to return to our bodies and find a quieter place inside.