Craniosacral TherapyBiodynamic craniosacral therapy is a safe, light-touch healing form which assists the body's natural capacity for self-repair.
It has its roots in Osteopathy with Dr. William Sutherland, who practised in the USA over 100 years ago. He discovered intrinsic movements of the bones of the skull and his further research discovered different rhythms in the body. These movements have been linked, through clinical experience, to a direct expression of health which offers a way of working with physical and other more subtle aspects of life.
As a body-centred therapy it identifies pain and tensions held in the body. Self-healing can be optimised relieving tensions and restrictions. Stress, long-term illness and shock can compromise the body's health. By working with the craniosacral rhythms in the body, tension patterns can be resolved and balance restored. Vitality and health can be supported, helping people in almost any condition, from newborns and children to the elderly. Craniosacral therapy supports well-being and structural change and has wider implications emotionally and spiritually.
During a craniosacral session contact is made lightly with the practitioner 'listening' with her hands. This contact is made carefully, so you feel at ease with what is happening. Often people feel a sense of relaxation, heat or tingling. Patients lie (or sometimes sit) on a treatment couch fully clothed. Sessions usually last 50 minutes.
Craniosacral therapy is intended to complement, not replace, the relationship you have with your medical practitioner. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, please see your doctor. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of anything you have read on this website.
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