When we rest our hands very lightly on the body and engage on a subtle level,
we can feel rhythmic motion being expressed throughout the body
as if the whole body were gently breathing – not just the usual breathing of the lungs,
but a more gentle, subtle, rhythmic motion.
Craniosacral therapy evaluates and treats the craniosacral system; the bones, membranes & fluid surrounding the brain & spinal cord. Craniosacral therapy works with the fluids in the body rather than with the mechanics of joints, muscles and nerves. It has a profound effect on the nervous system; our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Craniosacral therapy aims to release tightness and tension in the body and stimulates the self-healing capability of body and mind.
The cranial concept originates with the work of William Sutherland D.O. who first identified the rhythmic motion of the craniosacral system. This craniosacral rhythm originates in the brain as a consequence of the production of cerebrospinal fluid. The presence of this rhythmic motion has been clearly demonstrated on film (Seifriz 1954).
The craniosacral rhythm with which we work is a gentle rhythm of between 6 and 12 cycles per minute and can be felt through the whole body. Areas where this rhythm cannot be felt may point to a restriction or block.
Everything that happens to us – every injury, every illness, every tension, every trauma – influences this underlying vitality and its rhythmic motion, creating disturbances to its fluent expression. The body rebalances after you have been stressed out (physically, mentally, emotionally, chemically,…) in any way possible.
Craniosacral therapy assists in releasing areas of tension so that your system can realign itself for optimum health. Craniosacral treatment works with the whole body but focuses on the spine, the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, organs and the fascia.
Your body copes as good as it can and gives you the best possible support,
even when that involves a headache or…