Craniosacral therapy developed from the work of an American osteopath, Dr.William Sutherland, in the early 1900’s. His work involved studying intrinsic movements of the bones in the head and his further research revealed different rhythms in the body relating to the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord.
Craniosacral therapists are trained to use a very gentle touch, ‘listening’ with their hands to detect these subtle formative forces. The intention of the therapy is to encourage the body to release its tensions and restore a sense of equilibrium leading to an easier more energised way of functioning. Because the therapy is extremely gentle it is considered to be suitable for all ages.
My clients are always advised to seek the expertise of the medical profession when appropriate and many doctors support the additional benefit craniosacral therapy can offer their patients.
What happens during a session?
The client is usually lying down fully clothed on a treatment table, experiencing the light touch of the therapist’s hands. There may be a deep sense of relaxation and possibly an awareness of heat, tingling, pulsation or other sensations. Everyone’s experience is unique and a personal voyage of discovery, encouraging a greater degree of spaciousness, stillness and peace in their lives.