Craniosacral therapy is a safe and gentle hands-on therapy which treats the body through the craniosacral system, the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal chord. The craniosacral system has a rhythm and pulse that practitioners can feel using a very soft touch at certain places on the body. Practitioners work with the pulse to release restrictions in the body and dissipate the negative effects of stress.
What happens during a treatment?
The client will be asked to lie on a massage couch, fully clothed. The practitioner will stand or sit at your head, waist area or feet.
Experiences are individual and may differ from session to session. At times a client may deeply relax or even fall asleep, at others he/she may talk a great deal, recall hidden memories or express emotions.
At various times during the session, the practitioner will support a client's limbs and spine while facilitating the release of accumulated tension. This process is called tissue release. During this release, the client might recall circumstances surrounding a past shock, trauma or injury. Practitioners believe that by releasing and re-experiencing past hurt, the body is assisted in reversing dysfunction and restoring previous levels of mobility.