Craniosacral Therapy is a beautiful and effective modality that helps regulate the nervous system. The benefits of a regulated nervous system are not only optimized physical health -better digestion, sleep, heart health, immunity, energy etc- but also psychological wellbeing: greater ability to respond to stress, emotional resilience, vitality, more capacity for positive emotions and connection to others. After a craniosacral session clients will often feel more embodied, settled or centered, spacious and connected within, and more at ease in their body-mind. Craniosacral Therapy is gentle yet deeply therapeutic touchwork which accesses the inherent healing and organizing intelligence of the body– the breath of life, or mechanism of Primary Respiration (of the cranial system). It is based on the Osteopathic discovery of micro rhythms or ’tides’ within the body, through which the body tells a story, especially about how it has learned to respond, adapt and manage life experience through patterns of physical shaping.
Through the deep listening of cranial touch it is possible to feel and recognize these adaptive patterns as well as the underlying breath of life pulsing through the body. Craniosacral therapy works directly on the nervous system, the bone and membrane structures around the brain and spinal chord, and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the nervous system. This work supports the natural expression of the breath of life, revitalizing the healing potential of the whole system.
Craniosacral Therapy is beneficial for conditions such as: Physical or emotional trauma, PTSD, TMJ dysfunction, dental trauma, headaches, concussion, whiplash, sinusitis, back pain, birth trauma, discomforts of pregnancy, chronic pain, anxiety, mood disorders and insomnia, among others.