CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY - A gentle approach to imbalances from infancy to old age.

What is cranio-sacral therapy?

Cranio-sacral therapy is a form of cranial osteopathy which is comprehensive and extremely gentle. It is based on the art of sensing the subtle physiology of the membranes, fascia, fluids, and bones which together make up the cranio-sacral system. A disruption within this may be a result of injury, infection, emotional stress, or other underlying pathology. Cranio-sacral therapy can be effective in treating a wide range of conditions.

How does cranio-sacral therapy work?

Treatment consists of a gentle, ‘listening’ touch which is both diagnostic and therapeutic. The practitioner gently places his or her hands on the patient’s head or other appropriate part of the body, to sense the patterns of tension or restriction within the body. The practitioner encourages the body’s own healing resources to come into play, allowing subtle twists and tensions to release and enable the affected tissues to return to proper function.

Treatment is generally pleasant and comforting. The patient becomes deeply relaxed and may be aware of changes in fluid pressure, tissue tension release, tingling and heat, enabling the body to regain balance and create a sense of ease and wellbeing.

Can cranio-sacral therapy help me?

Cranio-sacral therapy is suitable for people of all ages and is often appropriate when other therapies are contraindicated. It is particularly effective in treating infants and children.