What is Craniosacral therapy?
Craniosacral therapy originated out of traditional osteopathy. The presence of subtle rhythms in the body was discovered by Dr. William Sutherland, an osteopathic physician and the father of craniosacral therapy. After investigating for many years, he discovered that the subtle motion of cranial bones moves interrelated tissues and fluids in the core of the body. This rhythmic motion moves cerebral spinal fluid (the "sap in the tree") from the brain down the spinal column and back again. He named this fluid movement "The Breath of Life".
As craniosacral therapists (CSTs), we are trained to palpate and assess these subtle rhythms in the body. We are trained to be listeners, neutral and without creating any interference, and "look" for parts not "breathing" the way they should. We listen for a disruption in the system. The goal is to help resolve trapped forces. We "listen through our hands" to help clear areas of congestion and allow the client's own physiology to complete the reorganization and healing of mind, body and spirit. We believe that health is inherent in the body; it is sometimes called the "body's wisdom". We strive to work with the body's own natural resources to restore health.
Craniosacral therapy is such gentle bodywork, but so profound! I am passionate about the work and its ability to help people with pain, tension, and stress -- emotional, physical, and spiritual. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about what craniosacral therapy could do for you.