Why Craniosacral Therapy?
Maybe you're looking at options for treatment and considering physiotherapy or osteopathy. Most people opt for those routes first, and many haven't heard of craniosacral therapy. So why should you try something you've never heard of? In this article I'm going to just outline a little about what Craniosacral therapy is and why it's something you should consider as part of your recovery and treatment.
Heal your whole body and your organs
Firstly Craniosacral therapists work with the entire body (including the organs, bones, fluids and nerves) which is important because whilst pain may show up in a particular place in the body it doesn't always mean that's what the underlying issue is.
Knee pain can be rooted in your hip or lower back. Migraines can be the result of tension in your neck. Back pain can be the result of persistently feeling unsupported. For examples read my client case study entitled 'Permission to Cry: Fiona's Story'
I take your symptoms and incorporate them into the big picture of how your whole body as a system is working. Why do I do this? Because the body is a complete system, everything is connected and interacting. In order to make a recovery the root cause of the imbalance and all associated layers that have been built on top, need to be uncovered.
Resolve stress and difficult emotions at the root cause
Secondly, Craniosacral therapy deals not just with our physical bodies but also what the body is holding and feeling - our emotional world. This is important because our emotions and stress levels affect our physical wellbeing and our immunity. For more on this read my blog post entitled 'Immunity and Mental Health'
Our entire nervous system is affected by what we think, how we breathe and what we feel. Injuries, especially if they're not resolved, and persistent illnesses can actually change the way we think about ourselves and our relationship to pain. It's not uncommon for people who have been in pain for a while to also be really down and struggling in other areas of their emotional life.
So why have two types of treatment, physical and emotional, when you can work with an expert in both?
Also incorporate family, ancestral and collective dynamics
Finally, Craniosacral therapy requires a particular attunement to the body's processes. This means as therapists we often go much deeper than other treatments do. What I mean by this is, something that is affecting your health now when you're in your 40's for example, might actually be related to an unresolved birth pattern or in utero experience. It could also be an ancestral pattern that is coming through you asking to be resolved. For more on this you can read my client case study entitled 'Like Mother Like Daughter: Sarah's Story'
Rather than just assuming that everything you're holding in your body is a result of your immediate life experiences, this type of therapy looks at the whole picture and does not set time as a limiting constraint. We are as human beings, made up of the entirety of our experiences and these include historic, prehistoric and transpersonal ones.
If you're wondering whether Craniosacral therapy can help you, all I can say is try it. Usually the first session will reveal a lot about what is happening in your body and often the path to resolving it becomes fairly clear. Then it's just about sticking with the process and being consistent with your sessions and dedicated to wanting change. Y
ou're also welcome to call me to discuss a condition you're struggling with, and i'll tell you if I can help you.
If you're wondering how other clients have experienced their healing and recovery feel free to read the testimonials. Most of the people I work with have never heard of craniosacral therapy. Contact me for more information firstname.lastname@example.org