What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle touch modality with roots in Osteopathy: a branch of medical practice that emphasizes treatment through structural balancing and nervous system health.
By balancing the nervous system we are given a doorway into the soft tissue (muscle, fascia and fluid systems) of the body where tension release and unwinding can happen on a deeper level than other bodywork modalities.
When we are under stress, especially over long periods of time return to this calm, restful nervous system state facilitates repair healing.
So many times in our modern lives and experiences, there is not enough space or time to pause or heal when injury occurs.
It is never too late to revisit the places in us that were interrupted, they can become profound catalysts to our next season of personal growth.
What does a session look like?
What Does Craniosacral Look Like?
Using a very gentle touch - we are looking for a contact that is "just right" for the individual in the present moment. Being met in this way allows for profound shifts, from the way we walk or sit in our bodies to our relationships and the way we organize our homes or lives. When we shift deeply inside of ourselves, these effects ripple outwards to the rest of our lives.
Clients often describe a sense of calm; other times, emotional release or unwinding of tension/injury patterns that have lasted for years can finally be seen and addressed.
In working with pregnancy and newborns, we often see birth patterns come to the surface. Parents have an opportunity to address previous birth experiences that may be holding them back in the present. The same can be said for newborns as they process what their birth was like for them and the impression it made on their body.
As we walk through life, many of our experiences can feel as profound as birth and leave impacts we were unaware of.
It is recommeneded to try a series of 3 session if you are new to Craniosacral Therapy.
Allow the modality time and opportunity to assists your system in finding a new base-line.
Craniosacral Therapy is being recommended by Psychotherapists, Pediatricians, Midwives, Chiropractors and Doctors because it can help patients with:
- Chronic stress
- Poor digestion
- Interrupted sleep patterns
- Focus/Brain fog
- Soft tissue strain
- Dental pain
- Sinus issues
- Tongue & Lip ties
- Eye strain
- Birth patterns/strains
Craniosacral Therapy for Babies
Craniosacral Therapy is ideal for babies and children who may be experiencing tension or nerve issues and need a lighter touch as well as older people enduring chronic stress, PTSD or disruption of the nervous system. When we feel overwhelmed or overloaded, impact-driven modalities like massage and chiropractic can exacerbate our discomfort. In these instances, Craniosacral Therapy can be an effective option until the body can handle more direct treatments.
Infants and children are often referred for Craniosacral Therapy when a parent or professional notices baby has difficulty feeding or stiffness in their body like curving or looking in one direction. Left untreated, these symptoms can turn into delays in rolling and crawling or the development of plagiocephaly (head flattening). Often these issues are connected to tension from baby's intrauterine or birth experiences. Craniosacral Therapy, especially as part of a care team, can be helpful in unwinding this tension and the associated issues.
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James Jealous, DO
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