Craniosacral Therapy is now extensively practised around the world and continues to develop in popularity even within hospitals. It is a gentle, yet powerful hands-on modality that releases tensions deep in the body, which helps to relieve pain and dysfunction within it. Craniosacral Therapy supports your body’s innate ability to heal itself by balancing and restoring itself and most importantly the central nervous system.
Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system, which are the membranes and the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds, protects and nourishes.
You can think of it as a hydraulic system of the body, one in which many components are working together to regulate the pressure of these fluids surrounding the spinal cord and brain. There must be optimum circulation of this fluid but if we start to get any restrictions in the flow of this fluid and the spinal cord is unable to move freely then this is when you can feel pain and discomfort and the body starts to have symptoms of the disease.
“Having a harmonious and balanced craniosacral system is vital in helping the body function to its absolute best.”
Who is it for?
Babies, children, adults and elders. Can soothe pain and emotional and physical stresses and tensions, anxiety, depression, migraines and headaches, chronic neck and back pain, help after ventouse birth, infant and childhood disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, TMJ syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder and many other conditions.
When shouldn’t I have it?
The following contraindications may prevent you from having treatment. If in doubt then please contact your medical professional before proceeding.
• Recent brain haemorrhage, stroke, cerebral aneurism, or brain injury or tumour.
• Recent spinal tap.
• Arnold Chiari Malformation – (incomplete foramen magnum).
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