Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful treatment modality, known for its comprehensive range of therapeutic effects and ability to resolve issues not helped by other means.
This profound healing process can release deeply held patterns of disease, both physical and psychological, which accumulate throughout the lifespan due to injury and illness and are held in the body tissues, leading to poor health and dysfunction.
The Cranio-Sacral process involves two mains aspects. Firstly, it is about enhancing our underlying vitality – the Breath of Life – which pervades our whole being, creating and maintaining our health and wellness in all aspects of life. Secondly, it releases any restrictions to the free distribution of this vitality throughout the body.
It is beneficial for an array of conditions, from minor aches and pains to severe, persistent chronic health problems.
What it Involves
Cranio-Sacral Therapy involves a very gentle touch of the practitioner’s hands, both for diagnosis and treatment. This light contact may be taken up on the cranium (head), sacrum (tail-bone) or any other body part as appropriate, identifying subtle disturbances to the free motion of body tissues, free circulation of body fluids, and unrestricted flow of fundamental energy, potency or vitality – the Breath of Life.
This underlying vitality is expressed throughout the body as rhythmic motion – Cranio-Sacral motion. Any disturbance to health and wellness – physical or psycho-emotional – influences this movement, creating asymmetries or restrictions to Cranio-Sacral motion. The Cranio-Sacral Therapist can thus diagnose and identify a condition’s nature and source via the corresponding patterns expressed through the Cranio-Sacral system.
By responding appropriately to these patterns – following the subtle internal pulls and twists manifested by the Cranio-Sacral System until points of resistance are encountered and dissolved – the Cranio-Sacral Therapist can facilitate the release of restrictions, thus restoring the free flow of the Breath of Life and consequently restoring a healthy, balanced state.
How it works
Cranio-Sacral Therapy is conducted with the client lying down in a peaceful environment. Treatment is experienced as a profound, pervasive relaxation, physically, mentally and emotionally, accompanied by an easy feeling of lightness.
The gentle approach of Cranio-Sacral Therapy is entirely non-invasive. The subtle interaction of two systems, brought together by this light contact, stimulates and enhances self-healing mechanisms within the body to respond, release and embrace a more balanced healthy state.
Cranio-Sacral Therapy treats people rather than conditions. It is primarily concerned with creating and maintaining a healthy, balanced state on all levels …physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. This underlying state of wellbeing enables the body’s own healing mechanisms to operate at optimum level, and thus enables the body to eliminate disease and restore health.
Cranio-Sacral Therapy works on multiple levels and influences various structures within the body. It influences the musculo-skeletal, nervous, cardio-vascular, and immune systems, as well as the organs, connective tissues and energy systems of the body.
Because it treats the whole person, it can influence all conditions affecting the whole person or any part of the person. Cranio-Sacral Therapy thus has a wide range of applications.
It is suitable for every age group.
It has a profound influence on the effects of Birth Trauma, from learning difficulties, hyperactivity, ear infections and colic to epilepsy and cerebral palsy, as well as influencing one’s capabilities, skills, underlying level of health, and natural constitution.
Cranio-Sacral Therapy is valuable in resolving intransigent, persistent conditions.
Cranio-Sacral Treatments benefit the following conditions:
- Headache, Migraine.
- Asthma, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Cystitis.
- Arthritis, Sciatica, Chronic Sprained Ankle, Joint Disorders, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
- Digestive Problems, , Menstrual Disorders, Period Pains.
- Back Pain, Neck Pain, Persistent pain anywhere in the body.
- Tension, Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia
- Hyperactivity, Autism, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy.
- Behavioural Disorders, Tantrums, Obsessional Behaviour, Poor coordination.
- Shock and Trauma from accidents,or conditionings.
- Head Injuries, and their subtle influence on personality and mental state.
- Fatigue, Lack of Energy.
- Effects of chronic illness or debilitating disease.