Does your body ever feel tight, tense or heavy?
- Are you suffering from migraines, chronic neck pain or back pain?
- Do you have chronic fatigue or an immune-related disorder?
- Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and worry that you are not acting like yourself.
- Do you feel achy all over or suffer from fibromyalgia?
- Have you found it difficult to relax and unwind?
- Do you feel stuck, weighed down and sad?
- Do you wish you could let go of your pain and start to feel like yourself again?
Understanding Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy is a highly effective and gentle, hands-on form of therapy developed more than 100 years ago by Dr. William Sutherland. He found that intrinsic movement within the body revealed different rhythms. Clinical observation has proven that movement is an expression of health. In addition, restriction of movement corresponds to a degradation of health and the limitation of the body’s natural capacity for self-healing.
Health is active and alive; it is an expression of our life force from moment to moment. Craniosacral therapy supports our aliveness and our ability to heal. It increases our vitality, and not only effects structural changes within the body, but it can also improve our well-being emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This can ultimately result in a strengthening of the immune system, having a greater sense of ourselves and improving interpersonal relationships.
Relax Your Body And Mind Through Craniosacral Therapy
During a typical craniosacral session, you will lie fully-clothed on a table and I will lightly and gently place my hands on certain areas of your body while checking in with you to make sure you are comfortable.
At this time, you may experience a sense of deep relaxation, in addition to other sensations such as heat, coolness, tingling, lightness, contraction, expansion, to name just a few. These sensations signify areas of tension or energy that is being released within the body in order to re-establish your natural rhythm and balance. Once your system settles through a process of deep relaxation, you can experience a sense of lasting peace, wholeness and well-being.
Other Types Of Craniosacral Therapy
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
The biodynamic form of craniosacral therapy was developed by Franklin Sills. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is founded on the concept of the Breath of Life that is expressed as motion. This movement and aliveness manifests itself through a natural rhythm throughout the whole mind/body system.
During biodynamic craniosacral therapy sessions, the therapist palpates the patient’s body through inherent rhythms of health and movement. He or she listens to areas of inertia and restriction. Through awareness, gentle holding and listening, the patient’s system begins to settle and release tension patterns.
According to biodynamic craniosacral therapy, the inspiration and expiration of the Breath of Life produces three different physiological rhythms, or Tides, all of which are palpable by the therapist. These subtle rhythms of energy produced by the Breath of Life are regarded as expressions of health that carry an essential ordering principle. This organizing principle is present from our earliest embryological development and supports our ability to heal on many levels.
In Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, we seek to free the restrictions created by this blueprint and restore our sense of well-being.
Upledger Craniosacral Therapy
Upledger Craniosacral Therapy was developed by Dr. John Upledger. John Upledger briefly encountered the work of William Sutherland during his osteopathic training and studied it further in his post-graduate work with the Cranial Academy, Dr. Sutherland’s original training institution.
John Upledger adapted and modified Dr. Sutherland’s therapeutic techniques. He established the Upledger Institute, located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, which trains Craniosacral Therapy students from all over the world.
Upledger Craniosacral Therapy is based on the palpation of the cranial rhythmic impulse, which is the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the spinal column. This fluid movement can be palpated anywhere on the body because of the body’s connective tissue network.
During an Upledger Craniosacral Therapy session, using a soft touch, the practitioner supports the release of restrictions in the Craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
My Training In Craniosacral Therapy
I’ve been trained in both Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Upledger Craniosacral Therapy for a total of five years of training. Both trainings provided me with a different perspective on how to work with subtle vibration and experience them differently within each person. Training in this area has profoundly helped me to understand how energy can be felt and released within the body to support your healing process.
Learn More About How Craniosacral Therapy Can Help You
If you are interested in how Craniosacral Therapy can help you, please call or email me with a time when you’re available to talk. I offer a free 15 to 20-minute consultation, during which we can talk about any questions and concerns you may have. I really look forward to speaking with you. Please click here to send an email or call me at 561-676-3393.