CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY FOR ADULTS
The therapy is gentle and non invasive yet it helps the body to rebalance and restore function. Each person that comes for treatment has their own life experience and lifestyle; this has an impact on your body’s health and wellbeing. CST treats the person in a holistic or whole body manner. Some feedback I have gotten from clients is that their body feels more relaxed, their pain has decreased or gone away altogether. They are sleeping better and they just feel better in general. They also comment that they are coping better and life seems to be flowing that little bit easier.
As modern life seems to get faster or during times of illness, injury or stress our bodies function from our parasympathetic or fight, flight, freeze part of our nervous system. Craniosacral therapy induces the body into the rest and digest (parasympathetic phase of the autonomic nervous system). While our bodies experience this induced relaxed state we can experience more connection and balance.
The therapy gently releases restrictions in the membranes and fluids of the craniosacral system and thereby enhances the body’s own self healing abilities and allows it to function more optimally.
Some people come for a tune up to help them feel better or as a preventive health measure as the therapy helps with healthy immune system function.
PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
In everyday life we can experience events that have a physical and emotional affect on us. In general our bodies can overcome these experiences but what happens when it can’t? What happens when we don’t overcome experiences such as an accident, illness, loss of a loved one, childhood bullying etc? The experience or trauma can be too much for us to handle at that time, so that somehow it becomes embedded in the tissue. For example, during an accident the energy or force of the accident can enter the body. For some people their body will dissipate the “energy of injury” and normal healing will occur. For others this energy can become embedded in the tissue and become compartmentalised. This pattern can become so great that it causes a pattern of dysfunction in the body. An injury to the lower back may result in headaches, low energy, irritability as well as lower back pain. An emotional loss may result in a physical pain in the body, tightness to the chest area which leaves you and others baffled as to the cause of the pain.
Craniosacral therapy can support the release of physical restrictions in the body but sometimes there is an emotional component that needs to be released to fully discharge the stuck energy of the trauma. During treatment some clients come in contact with their stuck or with-held emotions. These parts (thoughts, feelings or emotions) that for reasons deemed appropriate by some part of the non conscious have been retained, suppressed and isolated within the soma (body). Through a facilitative process these parts can be witnessed and felt in the body during treatment, allowing patterns that are held in the body systems to be released and integration to happen.
BENEFITS OF CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
- Increased sense of relaxation
- Improved sleep
- Improvement of the symptoms you came to see the practitioner about
- Improvement of a variety of symptoms
- Change in behavioural patterns
- Greater capacity to manage life in general
- Reduction of effects of past trauma
- Improved sense of well-being and more energy
- A decrease in stress
- A sense that something has changed for the better
WHAT CAN CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY HELP YOU WITH?
- Discomfort during pregnancy
- Stress related conditions
- Post-traumatic Stress
- Work related injuries and strains
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Headaches and Migraines
- Muscular aches
- Old injuries
- Post surgery
- Repetitive injuries/strains
- Scar Tissue from old injuries or surgery
- Sciatica – nerve related pain
- Spinal curvatures (Kyphosis, Scoliosis)
- Sports injuries
- Whiplash-post accident
- IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- MS – Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic or Acute Ear infections
- Urinary tract Infections
- Immune related weaknesses/illnesses
- Chronic Fatigue/ ME
- Hormonal imbalances
- Menopausal changes
- Learning Difficulties e.g. Dyslexia
- Speech Difficulties
- Developmental Conditions
- Bells Palsy
- TMJ - Jaw disorders
- Trigeminal nerve pain
- Clenching and grinding of teeth
“The body and mind are inseparable and are actually just different facets of a single, unified being." - Dr. John E. Upledger