Craniosacral therapy is a healing modality which assists the body’s natural capacity for self-repair. It is a way to connect with the body’s natural healing potential. The therapy is led by the client, allowing their system to set the pace at which adjustments take place and the order in which change occurs.
It is suitable for people of all ages including babies, (mother and baby are often treated at the same time), children and the elderly. It is generally practiced with the individual clothed, and lying on a treatment table. Hand contact is often made at the head, sacrum, feet or other areas of the body.
The treatment is non-invasive and applied using "craniosacral touch" light hand contact to the subtle, rhythmic impulses living tissues express in a tide-like fashion within the body. These subtle rhythms and movements involve an interrelated network of tissues and fluids including the cerebrospinal fluid, the central nervous system, and the membranes and bones that surround the central nervous system and the sacrum. The therapists focused presence gently helps encourage conditions that allow for the facilitation of self-healing and self-regulating capabilities.
Craniosacral Therapy has been found to work particularly well with shock and trauma. This in turn can have a profound effect on a person’s body and mind and how they relate with others. After treatment people often experience a reduction in feelings of physical stress and emotional anxiety which in turn encourages a greater sense of vitality and well-being. This therapy can be helpful with birth issues, pre and post dental work or surgery, injuries resulting from accidents or sports and with the terminally ill.