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