Craniosacral therapy is a subtle and profound form of bodywork which assists the body’s natural capacity for self-repair. In a typical session, the client lies on the table fully clothed while the therapist gently places their hands lightly on the head and other parts of the body, tuning into the craniosacral rhythm by listening and perceiving with their hands. A deep sense of relaxation usually occurs, and with this the flowing of the cerebral spinal fluid is refreshed. After a session, a new supply of cerebral spinal fluid occurs, helping with the body’s detox process, unwinding blocked areas and restoring better energy.
The work can address physical aches and pains, hormonal imbalances, acute and chronic diseases, recovery from car accidents and other traumas, and emotional or psychological stress. Or craniosacral bodywork can simply help to develop vitality, health and well-being.
The craniosacral system is the deepest physiological system in the body. The heartbeat and respiration are dependent upon its smooth flow. Working with this system in conjunction with acupuncture can help shift entrenched patterns in the body, enabling health to emerge.
There are a few different styles of craniosacral therapy. While they have aspects in common, the style I practice is an anatomy-based and fluid model, closest in theory and practice to the Biodynamic School.
Craniosacral therapy can treat many longstanding conditions such as frozen shoulder, headaches, TMJ, menstrual pain and PMS, post-operative conditions, visual disturbances, exhaustion, stress, and more. Craniosacral therapy can also help the deeper injuries that happen from car accidents, bicycle accidents, head injuries/concussions and other traumas.