Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Cranio-Sacral Therapy is an effective method to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual well being of a person. Craniosacral therapy supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, helping to reduce stress and build up your underlying energy. The practitioner senses tensions in the body and helps to release them in a supported and comfortable way.

When a Craniosacral therapist places their hand lightly on you, they are using them to listen to you in much the same way that a counselor might listen to your words. The body responds to this sensitive touch by beginning to listen to itself. A feeling that you have been heard in the truest sense of the word is a common experience during and after a session.

These are some of the phrases people used to describe their experience with cranio sacral therapy: “Inner peace, connection, comforting, feeling whole again, feeling accepted, a sense of relief, deep stillness and relaxation”.

Cranio-sacral Therapy in not intended to be a primary form of healthcare, but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor. Because it is so gentle and non invasive, Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from 1-day- old newborns to the elderly.

Craniosacral therapy improves the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid and movement of fascia, the sheath of fibrous tissues that enclose the muscle. It also greatly benefit the central nervous system which controls every system in the body from hormones to muscles.

Who is it for People may come for CST with acute physical problems like Headaches Back pain or Long-standing problems both physical and emotional Others come for ongoing support in their busy lives. Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, CST is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. For the same reason it is possible to have this treatment at any stage of recovery; after surgery, broken bones, or simply twisting your ankle.

During a session The case history will be taken for gathering information and to establish a good understanding with your practitioner. The session typically lasts for an hour, although this can vary. You remain closed and will usually lie face up or on the side, or you may be seated. The practitioner makes light contact with your head, base of the spine and other areas. Because the body functions as a whole, your practitioner may focus on areas other than where your symptoms occur.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy WORKS WELL FOR

  • Any age group from newborns to elderly
  • Dealing with stress
  • Developing healthy sleeping patterns
  • Aiding in physical and emotional recovery after traumatic events such as car crashes, explosions or physical assault.
  • Recovering after severe infections such as meningitis, pneumonia or antibiotic treatment
  • Balancing the effects of hormonal changes for teenagers, pregnancy, and menopause for both women and men
  • Helping your progress in health improvement or self-development including learning relaxation and/or meditation skills.
Cranio-Sacral Therapy's SPECIAL APPLICATION DURING PREGNANCY AND AFTER Some women can sail through pregnancy, whilst for others it can be a bit of a struggle.
  • minor pregnancy ailments such as back pain
  • balancing effects on nervous and hormonal system
  • preparing for birth
There are many benefits to bring your baby for a CST session in the first weeks following birth. CST is beneficial even if the pregnancy and birth were easy as it helps with:
  • establishing and supporting breast feeding
  • developing good sleep patterns
  • early infant feeding problems including reflux, colic and allergies
  • treating crooked neck (torticollis)
  • bonding with parents and siblings Young babies can be held by parent or fed during a session, toddlers can play with their parents and a therapist.