CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on therapy treating the body holistically through the craniosacral system.
In the craniosacral system, the subtle movements of the cranial bones and the sacrum initiate a pumping action of the cerebrospinal fluid, that is formed in the brain ventricles. The fluid flows in and around the brain and spinal cord, providing nutrients and helping to cushion them from injury and trauma. The fluid is a crystal clear liquid and contains the most concentrated essence of nutritional substances in the body. In yogic paths it is called Amrit and channels Prana, Life Energy, and vibrations of higher consciousness.
The wave-like respiratory motion of the cerebrospinal fluid, the PRIMARY RESPIRATION or BREATH of LIFE, can be felt by the therapist. Patterns of inertia are identified and released through gentle touch.
WHY CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
CranioSacral therapy can help with various health unbalances: headache, migraine, neck pain, backpain, jaw joint related disorders, intestinal and digestive complaints, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue, burn-out, stress, emotional problems, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
For a pregnant woman and her baby after birth, the gentle hands-on therapy is soothing and relaxing and helps to settle with breastfeeding issues, colic, reflux and difficult sleeping. Babies who experienced a traumatic birth will hugely benefit from few CST sessions, to release the tension in their head, neck and shoulders and reset their whole system.
For older children, this therapy can help to release trauma patterns, attention issues, learning difficulties, ADHD.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY SESSION?
While laying dressed on the treatment table, the therapist invites the whole body with a light touch, to understand and to solve the blockades on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. The blockades are caused by experiences in life. The therapist works from a neutral position with the intention to focus on providing absolute safety, so that resistance can be released on its own and simultaneously stimulate the body's own ability to restore itself. The therapist follows the perceptible body ‘waves’ which can be felt through the connective tissues.
Once the body experiences a deep rest, it will recover and ‘reset’ itself. This happens when the body stops functioning in alarm state or continuous nervous overdrive. For many of us this is daily reality, due to high stress levels we can rarely feel completely and unconditionally safe.
Via CST the therapist creates again, or eventually for the first time, a security climate in which one can experience his unique authenticity and where the creative potential is stimulated thanks to the reclaimed space for the Breath of Life.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Are you offering biodynamic or mechanic CranioSacral therapy? I trained as Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapist (BCST) with www.bodyintelligence.com in Malaysia, Australia and Ireland. The main difference is that BCST does not do any manipulation.
Q: How long does a session last? 1 hour including checking in/out by talking while hands-on treatment on the table lasts about 30 minutes.
Q: Can I have a session with my baby? Yes moms and babies can be treated together while holding your baby or breastfeeding.
Q: How long does it take to see benefits? You enter into a therapeutic process with the intention to transform and heal. This is a very personal experience for each of us and there is no single formula that is generally applicable. Each process is unique, according to each story and history and unfolds at its own pace.
Q: How many sessions would I need? A few sessions with about 2 weeks apart, depending on your symptoms.