Craniosacral Therapy (CST) was founded by an osteopath John Upldger. It a very gentle theraphy working with body using light touch and works with the whole person and can help changes can occur in the body, mind and spirit during and after the session.
These are some of the words and phrases that people have used to describe their experience of Cranisosacral Therapy: "comforting, inner peace, a sense of relief, focused, relaxed, calm, clarity, feeling more alive, connected,"
Who is for?
This type of therapy can help people with acute and chronic problems like disturbed sleep cycles, insomnia, sinus infections, pain, trauma recovery, post traumatic stress disorder, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, migraines, headaches, bad backs or long standing problems both physical and emotional.
Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. By Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both to settle into calmness. Craniosacral Therapy supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy. I sense tension areas in the body and helps to release them in a supported and comfortable way. During or after a session you may feel calm and energised, with increased clarity of mind and a feeling of well-being.
During the session
A session will start with a consultation as to the reasons for your visit. This part of the session is important, both for gathering information and to establish a good understanding so you can receive the most out of the treatment. The session typically lasts an hour, although this can vary. You remain clothed and will usually lie face up or on your side. Light contact is made with your head, the base of your spine, and other areas, encouraging your body to relax and begin to make the changes it needs. Because the body functions as a whole, other areas may be focused on other than where your symptoms occur.
What to expect after the treatment
After a session there is occasionally a short period of adjustment as part of the healing process, where you may become more aware of symptoms. Some people see a difference in one or two sessions. For long-standing problems further sessions may be needed. Some people find they benefit from regular treatment and notice an improvement in their physical or emotional symptoms and their quality of life has improved.