Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that works with all the layers, tissues, and structures in your body. It is based on the gentle rhythmic fluid movements created by the craniosacral system. This rhythm is palpable in every part of your body. When these subtle fluid movements are free of restriction, health is present. When there are blockages or patterns of held tension, health is blocked from fully expressing itself. By correcting strain patterns, and releasing blockages, the body is free to return itself to the optimum health available to it.
Strain patterns, and blockages can come from all kinds of life experiences. An overwhelmingly stressful event, accidents, surgery, dentistry/orthodontia, traumas, even cumulative day-to-day stresses can create obstacles to our health and well-being. Sometimes it’s just the ticket to have someone make subtle changes to your tissue for you, allowing better functioning in your body and being. Sometimes, though – there might be a backlog of unprocessed information and/or stress responses to past life experiences. In that case, Organic Intelligence® and/or Somatic Experiencing® can be an invaluable help as well (in combination with Craniosacral Therapy, or as stand alone approaches).
Sometimes we know the origin of our woundings, sometimes we don’t. Craniosacral therapy is by no means a miracle cure, but it’s a deeply resourcing way to help your body heal from whatever is going on, whether it’s acute or chronic.
Your body is always only oriented towards it’s best possible health. In Craniosacral Therapy, we call this your Inherent Health. It’s what heals you from the little things you can see like scratches and bruises. It’s also what helps heal the things that are deeper, and unseen. It is always there, working on your behalf, as long as you are alive.