What can CranioSacral Therapy be used for?
CranioSacral Therapy can be used to help a variety of conditions, including:
- birth trauma
- digestive problems
- hormonal imbalances
- problems during and after pregnancy
- post traumatic stress disorder
- plus many more…
What are the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy improves people’s quality of life in general, as well as helping with specific problems. It can help:
- recovery from the impacts of accidents, falls and strains as well as diseases.
- psychological and traumatic conditions.
- improve the functioning of the immune system.
- stress-related dysfunctions including insomnia, fatigue, headaches, poor digestion and anxiety.
CranioSacral Therapy works to reverse the debilitating effects of stress by providing the conditions in which the nervous system can rest and rejuvenate. It is attracting increasing interest for its gentle yet effective approach, working directly with the body’s natural capacity for self-repair to treat a wide range of conditions.
Who is CranioSacral Therapy suitable for?
CranioSacral Therapy often helps those suffering chronic symptoms that haven’t been aided by other approaches. In particular, those with head, neck or back injuries. The extremely light touch involved makes it a safe approach for children, infants and newborns with early traumas, including birth trauma.
A common effect people experience can be described as “lightening the load.” Many people feel calmer after their session and better resourced to take on life’s challenges.
What is Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy? (offered by Christine)
With Biodynamic CST, the body’s own priorities for change are listened for and encouraged to arise. The art of the therapist is to connect with the underlying forces of health and facilitate a process of natural reorganisation. These forces express a subtle motion of tissues and fluids that can be felt by sensitive hands. Biodynamic CST takes a whole-person approach to healing and the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit are deeply acknowledged.
Health is expressed by rhythmic impulses in the body that can be palpated by sensitive hands. These motions arise at the core of the body and involve the central nervous system, the cerebral spinal fluid and the surrounding tissues and bones, including the bones of the skull and pelvis. This is referred to as the Primary Respiratory Mechanism.
These motions have important physiological functions for the maintenance of health. If they become congested or restricted, then the basic ordering principle of the body becomes impeded and health is compromised. Some common causes of restriction or resistance to these subtle motions of the body are physical injuries, emotional and psychological factors, birth trauma and toxicity, to name but a few.
In Biodynamic CST, our therapists seek the clearest and most dynamic expression of health. Through subtle skilled touch, conscious presence and listening, freedom in the body can be restored, fluid flow is normalised and thus intrinsic healing follows.
What is Upledger CranioSacral Therapy? (offered by Sara)
Upledger CST is one of the most gentle, effective and comprehensive therapies available today. It’s a light-touch, hands-on therapy that supports your body to release deeply held tensions, in order to relieve pain and dysfunction, as well as to improve whole-body health and performance.
The therapist places their hands lightly on different places on your body in order to locate areas of restriction, weak fluid flow or tissue motion, tracing them to their source and then using specific techniques to help your body to relax and self-correct. The very light touch helps to prevent the tissues from tightening further and allows a trained therapist to pick up a great deal of information from your body.
CST is such a complete treatment because it works with how you are on all levels. We know that our feelings – including stress, anxiety, fear, depression and shame – can affect our physical health. While it’s natural to ‘brace’ in response to stressful situations, problems can follow when we go on to hold the experience of events in our bodies. If we’re unable to return to a balanced state, the body’s ability to self-correct and heal is limited.
More and more people are coming to CST because of this integrated approach, and finding that relief and lasting change come through the combination of an evidence-based physical therapy and a gentle acknowledgement of the wisdom of the body.