What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on therapy which assists the body’s natural capacity for self-repair. It originates from Osteopathy and has been developed from discoveries about the body’s subtle physiology made by Osteopaths in the USA around 100 years ago.
These findings show a rhythmic movement in all cells in the body which is vital to life. This was named the ‘craniosacral motion’ and is so subtle that it is barely measurable with instruments, but a trained therapist is able to perceive it. Development of these discoveries has evolved and refined the therapy into the unique style of deep listening which it is today.
You will be asked to lie on a treatment bed fully clothed while the therapist’s hands make a light contact; the treatment lasts one hour. Craniosacral therapists are trained to feel the subtle motion in the body through their hands and can use it to find where there is congestion or restriction.
Restrictions show up in the way that craniosacral motion is expressed. The therapist provides an opportunity for the body to let go of its restriction and return to an easier way of functioning; bringing greater ease on mental or emotional levels as well as to the body. You may feel a deep sense of relaxation and become aware of heat, tingling, pulsations or other sensations.
Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. The treatment is extremely gentle with no manipulation involved making it beneficial for fragile or acutely painful conditions, as well as after an operation, accident and during pregnancy.
Babies and children respond very well to Craniosacral Therapy and appreciate the way it speaks to them, in a non-verbal language. It helps with easing and releasing restrictions arising during birth such as colic, sucking problems, breathing difficulties, restlessness and irritability.
How Do Restrictions Occur?
The body’s tissues contract in response to physical knocks or emotional stress. If the shock is severe and particularly if accompanied by strong emotions the tissues may stay contracted. When these remain in the body they restrict the body’s functioning and can give rise to problems over the years. These problems can be emotional (such as stress, depression or anxiety) or physical (such as migraine, digestive disorders or back pain).
How Does Craniosacral Therapy Address These Restrictions?
Craniosacral Therapists find the areas of congestion or restriction by feeling the craniosacral motion. They use their hands to amplify the pattern the body is holding and provide an opportunity for the body to let go of its restriction and return to an easier way of functioning, thus freeing the energy which the body was previously using to hold itself in contraction.
You don’t have to be ill to benefit from Craniosacral Therapy as many people use the treatment to increase their sense of vitality and well being as well as easing life’s stresses. They maintain their equilibrium by having regular treatments.
Craniosacral Therapy Helps To Alleviate Many Conditions Such As:
- Back pain
- Birth trauma
- Breathing disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestive problems
- Emotional problems
- Frozen shoulder
- Headaches and migraines
- Stress-related conditions
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Craniosacral therapy in Sydney allows the body to let go of restrictions, bringing ease on physical, mental and emotional levels, alleviating many conditions.