What is Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy emerged in the osteopathic tradition. The ‘cranial concept’ was developed by Dr William Sutherland in the late 1800's, and continues to evolve to this day. Sutherland investigated the motion of the cranial bones, and found that all tissues in the body are inherently motile, and as such are engaged in a rhythmic ‘breathing’ like movement that permeates the body. Sutherland called this ‘primary respiration’ which is separate to and distinct from 'lung breathing'.
This inner breathing or rhythmic motion is an expression of health and facilitates communication between the cells of the body. When the body is exposed to physical, emotional or environmental trauma these rhythmic movements or patterns of health are disrupted and the body’s ability to express health is impaired. The impact of these stressors on the body may result in a wide range of health concerns.
Craniosacral therapy is an extremely gentle yet profound form of healing. It is an effective form of treatment for a wide range of health concerns, including those which are physiological, psychological or energetic in nature.
How does craniosacral therapy work
During a craniosacral session, the therapist attunes herself to the subtle expression of motion throughout the system. These subtle fluid movements emanate from the central nervous system and permeate the body fluids, neural tissues, membranes, connective tissues, soft tissues, organs, and bones.
An experienced craniosacral practitioner discerns disruptions in the motion of fluids and tissues and facilitates the re-balancing of the whole being from the core of the body (the central nervous system) to the periphery.
An experienced craniosacral
practitioner discerns disruptions in the motion of fluids and tissues and facilitates the re-balancing of
the whole being from
the core of the body
(the nervous system) to the periphery
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