What is the Craniosacral System?
Most people’s response is “oh, it’s great, I love it!”, but few could explain what it is, or how it works. Indeed, everyone’s experience of Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is different, depending on what their system is wanting to address.
The modality of Craniosacral Therapy developed from cranial Osteopathy, was taught as far back as the early 1900s. Modern CST finds itself in the ‘hands’ of different therapy professionals, and can be practiced in different ways. Treatment style can range from biomechanical, to the biodynamic, and a mixture in between.
A craniosacral therapist has a highly trained sense of touch, to feel subtle changes in tension, and tissue quality in the living anatomy of the whole body. The practitioners awareness of areas of strain or dysfunction allows the body to activate its own dynamic response. The therapist reciprocally offers gentle and specific support where it is needed in order to allow the tissue to restore a balance, and release. This can result in decreased pain, increase movement, and a greater health and vitality of the body as a whole.
Pamela and sonja are adept at palpating and making small adjustments to improve the function of your craniosacral system.
Through spacious presence that the practitioner provides, the body can also enter into a deep state of relaxation; facilitation of vagal tone, which is the restorative input of the parasympathetic nervous system. This can be observed as improved coherence of the body, and is a hot research topic at the moment in health, and wellbeing.
Who Can Benefit from CranioSacral Therapy?
Anyone who has suffered a physical trauma (direct injury, overuse, underuse, misuse, fracture, surgery, infection, radiation, toxic exposure, etc.)The resultant inflammatory response leads to fibrous tissue deposition, blood flow restriction, oxygen compromise, poor function and compensation of the body’s systems.
Anyone who is aware that their symptoms have lasted much longer than the natural expected healing time, that their symptoms refer to a location in their body beyond where the initial injury struck, or seem out of proportion to their initial trauma.
Offered by: Pamela Klombies, BScPT