Craniosacral therapy is a subtle and gentle form of body work that seeks to address structural and functional issues by balancing the craniosacral rhythm; that is, the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid as it exists within the cranial cavity and spinal column. It does so by addressing the individual movements of the cranial bones and helping to restore their proper functioning. The therapy is founded on the belief that this rhythm is a governing agent within the body that contributes to our physical and psychological well-being.
It is now far more widely understood that the physical body is a container for all manner of emotional processes. I am continually impressed by the profound impact skilled, safe touch can have on the release and processing of emotional trauma held within the body. Many of my patients come to me by way of referrals from psychotherapists who recognize the great potential benefit to the psyche when working directly and skillfully with the body. For those who are curious about the potential benefit of this treatment, though remain skeptical, I encourage you to experience craniosacral therapy, whether with myself or another skilled practitioner.
By supporting the body's natural healing process, craniosacral therapy can address a wide range of health concerns including, but not limited to, the following:
depression and anxiety
postpartum mood disorders
Migraines and chronic headaches
skeletal alignment issues
vertigo and tinnitus
sinus pain and chronic congestion
central nervous system disorders
joint and muscle pain
Craniosacral is highly beneficial in children. It supports healthy development and can address these common pediatric concerns and more:
attention deficit disorder
Craniosacral appointments last for about one hour.