What to except in a CranioSacral therapy?
For the hands-on work to be most effective, you should wear loose clothing. This way, the practitioner can best sense what's going on in your body. During the initial consultation, a comprehensive case history is taken including birth details, lifestyle and medical history. The session is conducted with the client relaxing on a massage table either supine or side lying. The client remains fully clothed during a treatment and treatments are generally one hour long.
In the words of the late Andrew Taylor Still “the body is self creative, self developing, self sustaining, self repairing, self recuperating, self propelling, and self adjusting and does all these things on its own power”; the practitioner merely gently facilitates the bodies innate intelligence and self regulating process.
The practitioner accesses restrictions and provides opportunity for the innate wisdom of the body to guide the session. Through a gentle unwinding processes, the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid can be enhanced, restrictions can be unwound and trauma held within the soft tissues around the spine and cranium can be released. Sessions are relaxing and can facilitate a sense of peace and wellbeing for the client.
Craniosacral therapy is appropriate for people of all ages, including teenagers, adults, infants, young children and the elderly. Cranial osteopathy can be used concurrently with other manual or medical treatments and are often a treatment of choice for those who are fragile, in pain or individuals who are acutely sensitive and unable to tolerate other hands on techniques.
Many individuals return to craniosacral sessions for stress management or a periodic tune up; other clients commit to a number of consecutive sessions to address trauma experienced through physical or emotional injury, acute health issues or concussion. Return visits can occur weekly, a couple of times per week for several weeks for acute complaints or semi annually.
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