How does CS work?

How does CranioSacral Therapy work?
The ‘CranioSacral system’ includes the membranes and cerebro-spinal fluid rhythms that bathe, nourish and protect the brain and spinal cord. They include the (cranium) skull bones, face and mouth  through the spine to the (sacrum) tailbone.
CranioSacral Therapy can be a blissful relaxation tool, however its more lasting benefits are often experienced with easing dysfunction imprinted in the bones, muscles and ‘fluid-tissues’ of our bodies.
This imprint may be the effect of  physical trauma, like an accident, an injury, dentistry, surgery or a difficult birth. Trauma can also be emotional or psychological, like shock, grief, prolonged unhappiness or experiencing violence.
Our innate ‘body-health wisdom’ can usually free itself of these restrictive patterns, but where the imprint is deeply held, CranioSacral therapy can assist natural and lasting release. Because our bodies are an archive of our whole life-stories, any theme, even from birth, can be assisted to heal, regardless of age or state of health.

“When I tried CranioSacral therapy for my depression,  it felt like ‘a great weight’  
was being lifted off. ” BH, Wellington

CranioSacral therapy ‘listens’ where other therapies might not access. It offers a different experience than most ‘talk therapies’, because CranioSacral therapy resources ’embodiment’. We often intellectually understand our health stories, but are unable to access or change our body physiologies. CranioSacral therapy enlists the “whole person” body-mind-spirit to gently release restrictions in a safe and supported way. You can feel the difference –  subsequently start to ‘action and empower your own health in an embodied way’. Change can be graceful and lasting.

“One of the things I most value in a session is that I feel very involved in the process 
of the work being done.  
It is like being taken on a shared journey  of healing from which you emerge feeling stronger and also more empowered. “  TD, Wellington

How many sessions do I need?
After an evaluation, an individual  CranioSacral treatment plan is tailored, as you and your ‘wellness’ are unique. Generally, four consecutive treatments are advised to to anchor and support the changes that happen in the session and afterwards.  I believe it is essential to your healing journey, to take the time to build trust in the therapeutic relationship between the therapist, you and your body.

Sessions are usually for an hour, and up to 45 minutes for babies and children. Clients remain fully clothed and lie comfortably on a massage table.

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