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. A video created by the Craniosacral Therapy Association explains more about the treatment so feel free to take 5 minutes and view it here.
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.
Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly.
Lori completed a two-year training course studying Craniosacral Biodynamics with Franklyn Sills at the Karuna Institute in Devon and is a fully qualified therapist and a member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA). If you would like more information about the therapy please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lori.
Lori doesn’t currently work with babies or children but can highly recommend Tracy Evans: http://www.tracy-evans.co.uk/ and Elissa Dell: https://www.craniosacraltherapy-roots.com/