leads to changes in areas of the body that are restricted and present discomfort. Clients often feel more relaxed and have better energy levels, as well as a sense of balance throughout the system. There is often an improvement in mobility as old injuries and muscle patterns start to show changes and regain health. Emotional changes allow the client to feel a renewed sense of direction and clarity. CST enables the immune system to balance and strengthen, so keeping us healthy and happy.
The body is always in motion. Even when we are asleep, we are breathing, digesting, making new cells, producing chemicals and hormones that play a pivotal part in our daily lives. Our bones also have a natural motion. The Craniosacral Therapy practitioner is taught to ‘listen‘ and palate all of these expressions of the body through therapeutic touch.
In the biodynamic (whole body) approach a Craniosacral Therapy practitioner works with all the subtle rhythms and expressions of the body. When these rhythms and expressions are compromised as with accidents or operations they show an unbalanced motion or flow. Craniosacral Therapy acknowledges this imbalance and works to alleviate the cause.
The presence of these subtle rhythms in the body was discovered by osteopath, Dr William Sutherland more than 100 years ago and Craniosacral Therapy has developed further over the years to create a professional and recognised therapy worldwide.
Treatment is usually carried out sitting or lying fully clothed on a treatment table.
The practitioner will make a contact by placing their hands lightly on the body and tuning into the fluids by ‘listening’ with their hands. The practitioner is able to notice restriction, tension and contractions within the tissues and fluids of the body.
Clients are often deeply relaxed and resourced during a session.
Craniosacral Therapy can help with the many changes that women experience before, during and after labour. Working with mothers and babies during pregnancy and after birth can help support the recovery.
Birth is a stressful event for both mother and baby (not forgetting the fathers too). Compressions and restrictions on the baby during labour often leads to common problems such as feeding and sleeping difficulties, colic, excessive crying, anxiety, irritability and bowel problems. Craniosacral Therapy can help relieve these problems so that natural growth and health is achieved. Mother and baby are often treated in the same session.
Mothers find that birth may cause hip, sacrum and coccyx problems which lead to painful sitting or standing and back ache. This in turn causes the skeleton and muscles to over compensate and this leads to tension, shoulder pain and much more. When the in balance is seen early there is quicker relief from symptoms.
Many conditions, such as problematic birth, accidents, operations, illnesses and psychological stress originate from physical or emotional trauma.
Craniosacral Therapy practitioners work therapeutically with the nervous systems to resolve the shock of held experiences in mind and body. When shock is released from the body there is reorganisation and repair and the client expresses more ease in their system.
Trauma from accidents and operations also hold patterns in the muscles and tissues.
Craniosacral Therapy acknowledges these patterns and supports your body’s own health to repair and dissipate any held tension.
Emotional traumas often hold patterns in the muscles and tissue which are felt as tension. Craniosacral Therapy helps relax and alleviate the discomfort.
Compressions and restrictions during labour often lead to common problems for your newborn, such as feeding and sleeping difficulties, colic, excessive crying, anxiety, irritability and bowel problems.