What is Craniosacral Therapy?

There are three rhythms in the body:
heart beat / breath / cranial rhythm
The cranial rhythm is often called primary respiration as
it starts at the point of conception and lasts throughout life.

What I do as a Therapist

As a therapist I am trained to feel the subtle movements of the Craniosacral System, by contacting the head (the cranium), the tailbone (the sacrum), hence Craniosacral, as well as other parts of the body. This ‘listening’ at a deep tissue level assists the body to let go of tensions and return to health. This is especially useful for long lasting conditions that are chronic and repetitive in nature.

Ventricular System

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy involves a very gentle hand contact to ‘listen’ to the natural rhythms within the body.

The cranial rhythm is a subtle and deep pulse that lies within the fluids that surround the central nervous system. This pulsation can be felt and any disturbances may point towards a loss of health. Within the cranial rhythm there is a potency, a life force, we call this the Breath of Life. It is the intention of Craniosacral Therapy to promote that potency which enables the body to return to health.

It is a non-invasive therapy: there is no massage or manipulation.

How does it work?

Traumas, physical and emotional, can cause the body’s tissues to contract. Sometimes when a shock is severe or prolonged the tissues remain locked, creating an imprint. This imprint affects the Craniosacral System and disrupts the body’s wellbeing. It might manifest itself as back pain, migraine, digestive problems or maybe emotional disorders such as anxiety or depression. By working with the body, Craniosacral Therapy can help unlock the imprint, so that the body can start to regulate itself and thus sustain better health.

Medical Advice

Craniosacral therapy is intended to complement, not replace, the relationship you have with your medical practitioner. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you are advised to consult your doctor. It is not advisable to disregard or delay seeking medical advice as a result of reading anything that appears on this website.