"There is more intelligence in our hands than in all of the books in the world."
- Dr John Upledger
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-manipulative, bodywork modality, which can be done in-person and remotely in distant healing sessions.
It developed from Cranial Osteopathy, that was introduced to the world in the 1930's by an American osteopath and visionary called William Sutherland, and further developed by dr. John Upledger.
The craniosacral system includes the brain, cerebrospinal fluid, the system of membranes inside the cranium, cranial bones, the spine and the sacrum.
Life force energy flows through the craniosacral system, and infuses the whole body with information and intelligence.
It's possible to listen and connect to this field, and to gently correct and work on deep-seated patterns and trauma.
Craniosacral therapy's use of very gentle and precise touch releases restrictions deep in the body and fascia.
The holistic aspect of this modality can help the client understand what troubles them, and what they need to reclaim their equanimity and well-being.
Throughout life, our body absorbs many stresses and strains physically, emotionally and mentally. Over time these can compromise the function of the central nervous system and the performance of nearly every other system in the body.
Craniosacral therapy releases these restrictions to allow the entire body to relax and self correct.
What happens during a session?
With deep sensing of the body, the therapist will find areas of restriction within the bones, fascia, tissues, organs and energy system in general.
Emotional wounds can also present themselves as areas of restricted flow in the body.
Gentle techniques are used to release these restrictive and/or tense areas and improve flow, health and well-being of the whole sytem.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone and every issue is different. For an acute issue, 3 sessions will usually show great improvement. For chronic pain and severe trauma it often takes longer.
Can craniosacral therapy be combined with other modalities?
Depending on the client's needs, craniosacral therapy, energy healing modalities and constellation therapy can be combined in one session.
Craniosacral therapy offers resolution of all types of trauma and difficult impacts — emotional, physical, mental, spiritual - like auto accident trauma, physical and emotional abuse, injuries, post surgical recovery and medical trauma.
Craniosacral therapy facilitates the release of fascial restrictions and emotional/mental holding patterns, in particular through the central nervous system. Releasing these restrictions allows the body as a whole to function at its highest level, offering relief from the emotional, mental and physical symptoms of trauma.
Craniosacral therapy supports the self-regulation of the central nervous system, increasing the capacity of the nervous system to move through and recover from difficult experiences and increase the capacity for handling stressful situations.
This gentle yet powerful therapy modality offers the opportunity to slow down and for the body to reconnect with its core health - helping to release held restrictions, and feel balanced and free again.
By sensing into the body, the practitioner deeply 'listens' to the system as a whole, finding and working on constrictions on all levels.
Craniosacral therapy acknowledges the whole person and focuses on the reconnection to health and vitality in the system, embracing the latest findings in medical science (in particular in trauma therapy) and the wisdom of traditional healing arts.
As craniosacral therapy orients to the health in the whole system rather than to symptoms, the client’s inherent inner wisdom and body intelligence leads the therapy process and deep, lasting transformation can occur.
What is visionary craniosacral therapy?
Visionary Craniosacral Therapy can support one's healing journey with a combination of gentle and sensitive touch, intuitive perception, ancient wisdom and anatomical knowledge.
These varied aspects of craniosacral therapy join together in a healing dance, creating a wonderfully balanced and grounded form of bodywork. It engages the body’s own healing wisdom to initiate the healing process, and restore balance and harmony on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.
Visionary craniosacral therapy is beautifully described by Hugh Milne in his book 'The Heart Of Listening': "This is a healer's work; it specializes in matters of the heart and soul."
Visionary Craniosacral work combines sensitive bodywork with meditative use of the inner eye and inner ear.
A supremely gentle approach, it honours both the analytic understanding of how things happen and the intuitive perception of how things really are. Combined, the soul can be touched and deep healing can occur.