CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy?

A Craniosacral Therapist uses gentle contact to attune to the rhythms of the body, inviting the stillness needed for healing to take place. It can be deeply restful and create profound emotional and physical shifts. It is a holistic therapy suitable for all ages.

The Biodynamic perspective is that health is innate and ever available even while in the experience of discomfort or 'dis- ease'. This approach is led by what is present for our client because the wisdom and ability for healing already exists within their system. We orient to the health of our client in the understanding that body, mind and spirit are interconnected.
During a session the practitioner may perceive the rhythmic expression of a client's cerebrospinal fluid, the subtle movement of their cranial bones and the tone of the central nervous system. They will sense areas where congestion, inertia and unprocessed trauma are held. In doing so they can facilitate the release and reorganisation of these holding patterns, returning from fragmentation in the system to feeling balance, wholeness and vitality.

Sessions can address depression and anxiety as well as focus on specific tissue groups in the case of injury and post-surgical healing. Craniosacral therapy is recommended to support the safe and appropriate release of physical and emotional trauma and chronic pain. It can benefit in the experience of insomnia, grief and dissociation. We hold full respect for the process of each individual and work at a measured pace to match their needs.

Following treatment, clients might describe feeling refreshed, an increased connection to their bodies, to others and to the world around them. They can be more emotionally available, sleep more soundly and sense an increasing awareness of gratitude for the possibilities present in their life. Over time they can regulate their nervous system with more flexibility and encounter their personal stressors with increased resources.

text kindly offered to Golborne Place by Rebecca James

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