CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is it good for?

Because Craniosacral Therapy is so gentle, it's appropriate for everyone, including those whose state of health is too fragile for other forms of therapy, from the newborn to the elderly & those with health issues that have not been helped by other interventions.

A comprehensive case history is taken at the first session where any specific questions concerning ongoing health issues are addressed.

Is it helpful during pregnancy or after a difficult birth?

It is often used as support through pregnancy & is particularly appropriate for both mother & newborn baby following a difficult birth process & for infants suffering from colic, insomnia & digestive disorders.

Is it effective for learning difficulties / behavioural issues?

Yes. Children & teenagers suffering from emotional/energetic disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety, asthma, hyperactivity & those on the autistic spectrum) often respond positively. Treatment of this age group involves parents & siblings, addressing the cycle of distress that affects everyone when any family member is unhappy or unwell.

Is it a good stress cure?

In the adult urban population today an estimated 70% of health problems are stress related; The Craniosacral focus on calming & rebalancing nervous & hormonal functioning directly addresses & dissolves the physiological roots of stress. Because the process is integrative, underlying emotional stress drivers can be gently & safely accessed & unplugged.

Is it effective for pain relief?

As well as helping in the management & alleviation of chronic pain, Craniosacral treatment can be very effective in relieving pain caused by muscular-skeletal injuries or for post-operative recovery.

Is it appropriate in care of the elderly/palliative care?

Combining the nurturing power of gentle hands-on contact with the opportunity for speaking & being heard, Craniosacral treatment for the elderly can provide a sensitive & nurturing context in which unresolved life issues can be gently accessed, processed & dissolved. It's gentleness makes it appropriate when alternative, more physical modalities would not be.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on how well you take to the work & how long the issue you're hoping to resolve has been in place. Often, if a problem is treated quickly (i.e. within a day or two after a traumatic birth, accident or operation) only one or two sessions will be needed to resolve the problem. For long term conditions things can take longer to shift.

 

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