Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on therapy that uses a light touch and whose origins are in the practice of Osteopathy.
The body has self-healing capabilities and is constantly striving for good health. Craniosacral therapy can facilitate this natural propensity for balance and a feeling of well-being in the client. Craniosacral Therapy also recognisies the interconnection between mind and body.
Craniosacral therapists work with the presence of subtle rhythmic motions that are expressed within the body (particularly the head, spine and pelvis). The free and balanced expression of these subtle motions is related to our state of health and vitality.
In a typical session the client will lie (or sometimes sit) clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist makes contact by gently placing her/his hands on the client's body and uses a light touch to tune into the subtle motions taking place. The therapist can evaluate if there are any imbalances within the body and use a range of non-invasive therapeutic skills to relax and thereby promote self-healing within the client.
People may come for Craniosacral Therapy because they have acute physical problems such as headaches or bad backs, or long-standing problems both physical and emotional. It is extemely gentle and non-invasive and causes no discomfort or disturbance to the client nor does it have any risks or side effects. It is for this reason that, in addition to adults of all ages, Craniosacral Therapy is particularly suitable for the treatment of babies and children.