This is a system of physical therapy intended to relieve pain and tension by gentle manipulations of the skull. Regarded as harmonising with a natural rhythm in the central nervous system.
It is truly, deeply relaxing and comforting having your head held by a craniosacral therapist with the intent to provide a soothing experience.
Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on healing technique, whereby therapists gently mobilise and release the craniosacral system. This includes the soft tissue of the head (cranium), the spine down to its tail end (the sacral area) and the pelvis. It focuses on the cerebrospinal fluid, which is produced and absorbed by the body and in particular, the irregularities in the flow of this fluid.
There are many great emotional and psychological benefits to the touch therapy involved and some of the therapeutic neurological effects are astounding for such a gentle therapy.
In its subtlety lies its secret. No one knows exactly how neurological system really works – yet this modality does produce a therapeutic effect.
- boost general well-being
- reduce stress
- improve quality of sleep
- increase energy
- enhance the functioning of all the body’s organs
It is a non-intrusive therapy that works with the entire structure, physiology, mind and spirit. For treatment, clients usually lay on a massage table and the therapist works through light clothing. It is a very gentle and profoundly relaxing procedure.