Most of the people who come and see me are suffering from stress. But is stress just a part of every day life and something we have to learn to live with? What if that stress is having an affect on our overall health and sense of wellbeing? At what point should we get help?
Usually, people don’t realise how stressed they are when they come for their first treatment. Their bodies may be rigid with tension; they may have lived this way for many years, perhaps even their whole life; they may not even know they are holding stress in their body. Our bodies can get “stuck” in a permanent state of “fight, flight or freeze“. One of the goals in Craniosacral Therapy is to help the patient to achieve a real sense of calm and stillness. This may not happen immediately, but when it does, it is like opening a gateway to another world. A world of just “being” – a very unusual concept in this fast paced life. Really, the body and mind are being “taught” how to relax. In my experience, and with time, the patient finds this calm place easier and easier to access, and will nearly always report that they are: coping better with life, feeling more balanced, less depressed and anxious, panic attacks have stoped, they sleep better etc. In actual fact, their nervous system has been down regulated from that “fight, flight of freeze” state, to a “rest and digest” state. This is just a small part of what Craniosacral Therapy does, but hugely powerful and I urge you to try it and see the difference it makes to your life.