About Craniosacral TherapyManipulation free, drug free, gentle but powerful
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is a soft tissue treatment that works to release trauma & contraction patterns in the body - often the cause of pain. The practitioner uses very light contact to work with the craniosacral system - the inherent tissue movements of the body.
Places of contact are often the feet, head and sacrum (tailbone), but the therapist will work where it is most appropriate to address your issue. A typical treatment is usually around 40 minutes.
How does it work?
Every muscle, ligament, bone, organ & tissue has an innate movement within the body which is an expression of its health. These are physical movements that are small but can be felt through contact when appropriately trained. When pain or illness is present these movements are often inhibited or even restricted.
By working with these movements through direct contact the therapist can mobilise restricted areas, promote release of trauma & restore motion again. The result is relief of tension and pain and increased movement & flexibility.
What can I expect from a session?
Discussion on the reasons for the visit and & some medical history
Client lying fully clothed on a treatment table
Practitioner working with light contact on relevant areas of the body promoting restriction & contraction patterns in the tissue to release
Clients often report a number of sensations, such as tingling, heat and small internal movements as the body adjusts
Why is Craniosacral different to other manual treatments?
Craniosacral therapists work with the whole body at once. This allows larger patterns than just the local pain site to be addressed.
Craniosacral releases trauma from tissues at a deep level. This promotes long lasting relief from pain & tension.
Craniosacral is very gentle with no manipulation. If you are sensitive or in pain you are in safe hands.