What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is a subtle yet profound and powerful hands-on technique, developed from osteopathy, which identifies pain and tensions held in the body.
It supports the body’s natural tendency to find health and optimum balance by relieving the body of these restrictions and allowing it to realign. Craniosacral Therapy can often effect structural change, but also has much wider implications, both physically and psychologically.
Craniosacral Therapists are trained to feel motions in the body which are more subtle than the heart beat and lung breathing that we are all familiar with.
“You cannot measure pain, but pain is always real to the person suffering”
Can Craniosacral Therapy help me?
People may come for Craniosacral Therapy because they have acute physical problems like headaches or bad backs, or long-standing problems both physical and emotional. Others come for ongoing support in their busy lives and for help to meet life’s challenges.
Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. Mothers and babies often come for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both to settle into calmness.
Craniosacral Therapy supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy. The practitioner senses tensions in the body and helps to release them in a supported and comfortable way. During or after a session you may feel calm and energised, with increased clarity of mind and a feeling of well-being.
Medical advice: Craniosacral Therapy is not intended as a primary healthcare, but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor. Registered therapists are accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA) and use the letters RCST after their names. They adhere to the CSTA’s Code of Ethics and requirements for continued professional development.
Stress and Anxiety
Craniosacral Therapy is unique in its ability to treat the source of symptoms on every level, mental, physical or emotional. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables it to settle into calmness.
People may come for Craniosacral Therapy because they have acute physical symptoms like headaches or back pain, or long standing issues with pain.
Babies & Children
Craniosacral Therapy can offer support for colic, reflux, sleeplessness, irritability in babies and many common behavioural, social and learning difficulties in children respond well.
What happens during a session?
In a session, you will lie (or sometimes sit), fully clothed, on a treatment table while the therapist makes light contact with their hands and listens to what is going on in your body. You may become aware of heat, tingling, pulsations or other sensations and you are likely to feel a deep sense of relaxation.
Craniosacral Therapists are trained to feel motions in the body which are more subtle than the heart beat and lung breathing that we are all familiar with. Using a gentle touch without manipulation, the therapist interacts with these rhythms to help relieve these tensions and restrictions. Balance is restored which can have profound physical and psychological benefits.
Often, with subsequent treatments, clients find that they are much more able to access a state of stillness and calm whenever they need to and in everyday life.