Life and motion as they affect the body and mind are at the core of Craniosacral Therapy. The theory is that when subtle and certain motions are applied to cranial bones and the core of the body (which includes spinal fluid, central nervous system and crucial membranes) it greatly benefits the mind and body.
Over 100 years ago, osteopathic doctor William Sutherland recognized the rhythms which became the basis of Craniosacral Therapy. Dr. Sutherland gained this insight by examining the cranial bones and recognizing they were designed to have certain degrees of motion – a new and innovative discovery at that time.
Craniosacral Therapy is a holistic approach to healing the entire body by using the inter-connections of the body, mind and spirit. It helps to create a body and mind environment in which health can prevail and a sense of well-being exists.
The “Breath of Life” is a Non-Invasive Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive and gentle procedure which may be able to help heal emotional or physical problems you may have.
Anyone (including infants and the elderly) can benefit from Craniosacral Therapy whether suffering from a chronic or acute condition. This non-invasive type of healing therapy, also referred to as the “Breath of Life,” helps the body heal and regulate itself in a way that helps the respiratory system restore health and vitality to the whole being.
Craniosacral Therapy Releases Trapped Patterns from The Mind
As we go through life, our bodies become conditioned as we adapt to patterns which help us deal with stress or other tensions.
Certain stresses may become so overwhelming that they’re virtually “locked” within our bodies until we can examine and release them. Sometimes, these stresses manifest themselves at a cellular level and prevent us from living a life free of pain either from physical or emotional injuries.
Craniosacral Therapy helps us resolve the trapped patterns and release them for all time, so that they do not continue to cause problems.
A Therapist Uses Gentle Manipulations
A Craniosacral Therapist is trained to recognize those trapped issues that keep us down and to use our own rhythms and patterns to rid those issues from our minds and bodies. This, in turn, helps the body to regulate and heal itself.
Soft and gentle manipulations are performed by a certified Craniosacral Therapist to help the body’s own healing process to function properly.
The therapists touch is very gentle, and although the manipulations are principally applied to the cranial bones (the head) and the core of the body (spinal column and sacrum) this treatment can be used on any part of the body.
Other Health Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy
Many conditions exist for which there is no cure, and life can be a misery as a result. Sufferers are dependent on mitigating the symptoms of their condition for quality of life. Craniosacral Therapy is excellent for this. Some conditions whose symptoms are successfully treated by Craniosacral Therapy are migraine headaches, autism, spinal cord injuries and fibromyalgia.
The therapy is designed to relieve tension and stress, and after a therapy session you may feel extremely relaxed and even a little light-headed.
If you would like to learn more about how Craniosacral Therapy can benefit you, why not locate a therapist in your area who can answer any questions you may have.
Truth or Consequences NM, Cydney Wilkes LMT CST, (575) 894-4325, www.integrativeintentions.com
Truth or Consequences NM, Jeanne Gorham LMT, (575) 894-4325, www.integrativeintentions.com
Truth or Consequences NM, Maia Swanson LMT CST, (575) 894-4325, www.integrativeintentions.com