14 Apr A deeper look at craniosacral therapy
Craniosacral therapy is a deep and profound method of healing that utilizes light touch on specific points around the cranium, along the spine and at the sacrum. These subtle movements work at the deepest level in the body to affect the nervous system, touch the subconscious and allow the brain to move into theta wave, the space between restful awareness and drifting off to sleep. Craniosacral therapy is a modality that kindles the body’s inherent healing process by facilitating the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid to balance the craniosacral system, which is comprised of the brain, the spinal cord, its membranes, and fluids. Cerebrospinal fluid circulates in a wave-like motion of ebb and flow, bathing the brain and spinal cord. By aligning with this movement an effect is made on neurological patterning in the body, the intention of which is to unwind tension and old patterning in the craniosacral structures and thus improve the function of the entire central nervous system. As a result, a healthier nervous system begins to emerge and there is a noticeable improvement in its functioning, from the ability to handle stress and anxiety, to more restful and deeper sleep, to balancing moods and mental activity.
I am often asked what drew me into becoming a craniosacral therapist, and I believe the work actually chose me. The first time I connected with feeling the pulsation of the cranial wave under my hands, I knew I was being called to explore this in depth. My role as a craniosacral therapist is to assist one on their journey towards their own ability to heal and to move into their innate wholeness. I am devoted to creating a safe haven to assist those around me to become transformed. I offer my heart and hands, my skillfulness and my presence.