What is Craniosacral
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) originates from and follows the principles of cranial osteopathy. It is a subtle and refined approach, working with the anatomy and physiology to alleviate trauma and dysfunction, thereby supporting the body's inherent ordering principle to re-establish health.
Craniosacral therapists use a highly trained sense of touch to diagnose subtle changes of tension and tissue quality allowing them to understand and treat the cause of the symptoms, thereby reducing the chance of symptoms returning in the future.
The craniosacral therapist is often drawn to areas in the body that have been affected by past events, such as old injuries, illnesses, and even unresolved birth trauma. The body may have learned to compensate for a traumatic event and the client may be unaware that there is anything wrong, but the effects may still be present and relevant to current symptoms. Each session is akin to peeling away the layers of the onion to relieve the body of traumatic events and associated dysfunction.
Who is it suitable for?
CST is suitable for everyone during all stages of life including during pregnancy, new-born babies, children, adults, and the elderly. It is a deeply relaxing and nourishing therapy which supports the healing of all ailments at all ages.
CST is helpful during pregnancy to alleviate morning sickness, pelvic pain and emotional fatigue. CST is well known to alleviate birth trauma in babies, support babies sleeping, feeding and their emotional wellbeing. Children come for CST to relieve anxiety at school, for growing pains, bed-wetting and to support their immune systems. Adults come for CST to alleviate stress, migraines, musculoskeletal pain, digestive disorders, post-surgery, for tinnitus, insomnia, menopausal symptoms and bereavement.
Many clients come for a regular 'tune-up' to support the body peel away the next layer of the onion to heal trauma and dysfunction.
What happens during a session?
During a session, clients either sit or lie down fully clothed and the CST practitioner will place their hands over the areas of the body that are most related to the source of the problem. CST for new-born babies and mums involves mum and baby lying together on the table and being treated together, then when the baby is comfortable the practitioner treats the baby. You may feel heat, tingling and pulsating sensations as well as a deep sense of relaxation.
During and after a session you may feel calm and energised, with increased clarity of mind and a greater sense of wellbeing.
Major shifts can happen in just one session. However, typically people have 3 to 5 sessions for sustained change to occur.