Rhythm And Touch Therapy

CRANIOSACRAL: An Effective Complementary Therapy

  • Relieves pain
  • Relaxes the body and mind
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Helps restore ease and flexibility
  • Muscles soften; tensions release
  • The body discovers a new balance and harmony
  • The whole person returns to daily life with renewed energy and a fresh perspective

Craniosacral therapy is accomplished by careful attention to the rhythmic and energetic manifestations of the body. In harmony with these indications, gentle touch is applied along the spine, on the sacrum and the cranium.

Craniosacral originated within a tradition of physical manipulation. In some schools, strong pressures are still used for this work. Yet, it has been discovered that the body often resists a forceful approach, and responds readily and deeply to gentle touch.

Essentially, this is a very simple therapy, a type of "laying on of hands", emanating from many years of sophisticated observation and experiment, and based on a profound attentiveness to and respect for the processes of the total person.

BENEFITS: The popularity of Craniosacral therapy stems from its surprising versatility and effectiveness in treating injury and pain.

  • Joints that have been impaired by injury or disease regain a wider range of motion.
  • Shoulders, neck and lower back pain are greatly eased through this work.
  • Persons suffering from chronic pain often enjoy relief and a new level of day to day functioning



Tony Arnold, PhD
Craniosacral Therapist & Author

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New 2009 Edition:

Rhythm And Touch

Rhythm and Touch: The Fundamentals of Craniosacral Therapy

Frequently pain and injury present a pattern in a person's life. At times of stress, the same knee or hip flares up with pain after a small or unnoticed injury. This happens because body tissue has the capacity to "remember" injury and to be prepared to react more readily to similar injury at that point in the future.

The primary reaction of body tissue to perceived trauma results in inflammation, swelling, and immobilization of the affected area through stiffness.  Unpleasant emotion, such as fear or anger, at the time of an injury seems to increase the severity of the protective reaction, prolong recovery and increase the tissue's readiness to react protectively during a similar event in the future.

The gentle and subtle techniques of craniosacral treatments, working with the tissue, at the rate it is ready to respond, hold the key to releasing the "tissue memory" and the pattern of pain at that location.

Craniosacral complements and supports the effectiveness of other treatments, in both conventional and holistic medicine.

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