A gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system, this physiological system helps protect and assist the delicate tissues of our nervous system; such as the brain, spinal cord and fine nerve fibres. It is comprised of the bones of the head, spine, face and mouth as well as the fascia and more delicate membranes and fluids contained within. It is a cross between chiropractic or osteopathic maneuvers and hands-on energetic healing.
In reality, craniosacral therapy addresses a rhythmic system at the core of our physiology – the pulse of energy that flows between our head and pelvic area – our cerebral spinal fluid. This is a therapy which enhances the body’s own healing abilities. CST in its essence involves gentle manipulations as the therapist both tests for restrictions and “listens” to the quality of the craniosacral rhythm, which the body regulates and maintains in order to feed and nurture our delicate nervous tissues. The forces used are exceedingly light and although the focus is in and around the head and spinal column, the treatment may be applied anywhere on the body.
Craniosacral therapy is useful as both a primary treatment method or as part of a treatment programme combined with other traditional or complementary techniques. The vast majority of conditions are safe to be treated with craniosacral therapy. Quiet and relaxing, inducing restful sleep, and non invasive, this is a therapy which enhances the body’s own healing abilities. A wonderful treatment for all ages.
Can alleviate many diverse symptoms:
- chronic pain
- ear infections
- jaw pain
- coordination impairments
- effects of stress
- inflammation in the body
- physical or emotional trauma