Craniosacral Therapy

What is it?

Craniosacral Therapy is an amazing opportunity to experience the full depth and power of mind-body healing. Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle light touch technique that can help balance a client’s nervous system, help clients connect to themselves more deeply, and help the body and psyche heal whatever is needed at the time. 

Working with the Craniosacral rhythm is very effective for working with trauma, stress and anxiety. This process helps the nervous system unwind from tension or experiences that it is holding onto and allows clients to finally experience feeling present, calm and grounded.

In addition, our conscious awareness is limited in what it remembers or is aware of. This limits how deeply we can heal with just talk therapy alone. Thankfully, the cells of our body hold a memory of our emotions and experiences. Through Craniosacral therapy, this deeper “body memory” can be accessed and healed.

Craniosacral therapy can also help clients “drop” out of their protective or “defensive thinking brain” and connect to their bodies and emotions more openly. This allows for a profound calming of the mind and nervous system and leaves clients with an embodied and integrated sense that deeply improves their experience of being in themselves and the world.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral therapy can also be very effective for helping with physical pain and ailments. Issues such as headaches, migraines, TMJ and neck and back pain can all be helped through the gentle approach of Craniosacral therapy. Syndromes such as PTSD, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue can also greatly benefit from this profound work. 

For the session, clients lay face up on a comfortable therapy table and are fully clothed. The practitioner lightly places their hands on different areas of the client’s body and listens to what the system needs at that time. During a session, clients may notice emotions, thoughts, images or memories arise to their awareness. The session is an ideal time to process these layers as they are arising from the body-mind system. During other sessions, a client may drop into a deep state of relaxation, stillness or rejuvenation and not feel the need to say anything at all.

There is no right or wrong way. Just a commitment on my part to fully trust and respect the inner wisdom of each client and follow what they need to reach healing and balance. 

Additional Resources - Authors and books

“The secret to healing is quieting the mind and listening to the body.”

Dovid Meshchaninov

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