Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle practice, awakening the restorative powers innate within the person. It was developed from discovering and interacting with the cranial rhythm. This practice is very effective with health concerns that are long standing such as chronic pain, tiredness, reduced vitality and recurring infections.
Up until recently many people still believed that cranial bones did not move. Through research, it has been discovered that the bones of the head do, in fact move. There is a rhythm or pulse that can be felt at the rate normally of 8-12 cycles or fluctuations per minute.
The bones are line with membranes referred to as dural membranes. They can become distorted in their placement and impact that distortion throughout the whole of the body.
The causes of distortion in the Cranial System are many and varied. They can recent or long standing. For example, the trauma of birth can have a lasting affect, as can a recent blow to the head or body. A blow to the body will reverberate up to the head.
There are some light holds on the cranial bones that can facilitate a release in tension and thereby promote an environment for natural healing from within to occur.
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a process whereby specific protocols are used on the head, spine, sacrum and throughout the whole body. This work is very relaxing and in such a state the innate healing abilities of the client may be activated. The body has an inner directive to at all times move towards a state of increased health. When the stress in the body is relieved by assisting the client to a deeply relaxing state their system will then automatically take the physiologic steps required to move in the direction of increased health.
Lately there has been an increase in interest in the Holistic field. Cranial work has been around for a long time, and recently has gained recognition as people are becoming more open and are searching for alternative methods that work. Cranial Sacral and Polarity Therapies are gaining in popularity because they are safe, effective, non-threatening and life enhancing.
There are often results seen in the physical body. There are also the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects to a person and these areas as well often see benefit from this work. It has been noted that people often have an overall sense of wellness, of vitality, of deep relaxation, enhanced performance and an increase in their general well-being after such sessions.