What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral therapy is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy focused primarily on the concept of “primary respiration” by using therapeutic touch. The therapy is carried out lying on a couch, fully clothed and involves very light touch from the therapist.
A force fundamental to life underpins our very existence and works to keep us in optimal health at all times. It generates a rhythmic motion, a tide-like inhalation and exhalation that is subtle but expressed by each cell within our bodies and by all living organisms.
In health this fundamental life force will express in a balanced way but in cases of ill-health or trauma (physical or emotional) the balance and rhythm within your system will be disturbed, creating dis-ease and/or discomfort.
Your body naturally wants to find health and equilibrium, and through deep presence and light touch a Craniosacral therapist tunes into the subtle rhythms, supporting your body’s ability to regain its natural balance and health.
What conditions can it help with?
People may come for Craniosacral Therapy because they have acute physical problems like headaches or bad backs or long-standing problems, both physical and emotional. Others come for ongoing support in their busy lives and for help to meet life’s challenges. Individuals also seek treatment on a regular basis to feel a deep sense of relaxation and to increase energy and balance in their systems.
Craniosacral therapy is very effective for treating:
- the release of trauma (both physical and emotional)
- back pain
- general lack of vitality
- immune system disorders
Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. Mothers and babies often come for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both to settle into calmness.
Lori has just completed a two-year training course studying Craniosacral Biodynamics with Franklyn Sills at the Karuna Institute in Devon and is now a fully qualified therapist. If you would like more information about the therapy please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lori.