What is craniosacral therapy?
Craniosacral therapy is developed from cranial osteopathy, from the work of an American osteopath, Dr William Sutherland in the early s. He discovered intrinsic movements of the bones in the head and his further research revealed different rhythms in the body. He went on to demonstrate that these movements are inextricably linked with mental and emotional health and that restriction of these movements corresponds to a reduction of the natural capacity to self-heal.
The body copes daily with emotional and physical stresses causing the body tissues to contract, often over stimulating our sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight). Because we do not realise how tight we are inside we do not take time to relax and allow the tissues a chance to release by themselves. Craniosacral therapy helps to relax your overstimulated sympathetic nervous system and promote parasympathetic function (rest, relax and digest). This relaxed state enhances your body’s natural ability to heal itself and boost vitality.
Can craniosacral therapy help me?
Because craniosacral therapy is so gentle and non-invasive, it is safe and suitable for anyone from newborn babies to the very elderly, and those in a frail, fragile or acute condition. Craniosacral therapy is a whole-body, or holistic, therapy and as such, can help many conditions by raising the vitality and enabling the body’s own self-healing process to be utilised.
Many clients report improvements and relief in symptoms such as:
- Shock and Trauma
- Back pain
- Joint problems
- Headaches and Migraines
- Anxiety, Stress, Tiredness and Exhaustion
- Chronic fatigue/Me/MS
- Emotional problems
- Nervous disorders
- Digestive problems
- Ear/Nose/Throat problems
- Menstrual disorders
- Pregnancy-related problems (both during & after)
- Birth trauma
- Post dental trauma
- TMJ/jaw disorders
- Post-operative trauma
- Dental pressure from braces
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