In response to physical injuries or emotional trauma the body’s tissues contract and may become locked in this state, particularly when the injury is severe or accompanied by strong emotions. Any trauma, stresses, strains or tensions that remain in the body restrict the body’s functioning and may give rise to problems over the years. The effects may be both physical (such as back pain, migraine or digestive disorders) and emotional (such as anxiety or depression).
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on therapy that assists the body’s capacity for self-repair. This approach does not use manipulation. Using light touch, the therapist identifies restrictions in the body and facilitates their removal and reintegration into the whole. Once the restrictions are removed, the body can naturally heal itself.
Craniosacral Therapy is client-led, meaning that the client’s body dictates the priority and pace of work. This allows the client to remain comfortable, in control and able to integrate the changes that occur. Craniosacral Therapy sessions are done fully clothed with the client either lying on the therapist’s table or seated.