Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on form of bodywork that supports the connection of your body, mind, and soul.  Through stillness and respectful listening, your nervous system calms and your breath naturally deepens, allowing your body to resolve patterns of dysfunction and integrate specific treatment.  In a Craniosacral therapeutic session working with the innate rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid and the deeper tidal rhythms of the body, a dynamic relationship with health and healing unfolds.

This treatment is given with the client fully clothed while laying on their back, side or seated. The subtle contact and the neutral support of the treatment is a resource for your body to help maintain a dynamic homeostasis and balance musculoskeletal and fascial dysfunction.  Your body has a tremendous capacity to compensate for the postural, emotional and life stresses as you navigate through each day.  Craniosacral Therapy is one way to help your body to release these stresses, supporting your health.

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Long rhythm swell, the tide rises from the sea; 

seemingly no end…                              

Horizon extends forever; rhythms of nature permeate and transform.           

Could heaven be any better than this?

 

 

 

*Deepens contemplative/ meditation practices – For beginners in meditation: the session facilitates a ‘felt-sense’ in your body of a meditative awareness, this experiential awareness then gives you a body memory for future practice.   For experienced meditators: there is a knowing and pleasure in your body to receive treatment from a place of deep ‘being’.  Treatment further supports the already known ‘peace of being’ and helps your body to make specific adjustments supporting health and postural balance.  A portion of the treatment may be received in a seated position.

*Use in conjunction with Spiritual Direction and/or Psychotherapy– Bodywork can be an excellent way to bring your body into relationship with the process of exploring your soul and psyche.  Craniosacral work is particularly effective at helping to integrate growth and awareness deep into your entire being in a non-verbal way.

*Treatment of musculoskeletal and fascial restrictions of the body – As your body compensates for physical and emotional stress, treatment helps support this adaptation.

* Promotes healing, calms the nervous system post trauma and pre/post surgery – Even a simple fall can jar the nervous system and strain the tissues – cranial work supports the body to find a neutral tone as it heals.  In more extreme trauma, the body can be overwhelmed and therapy has to reflect the person’s ability to receive and integrate treatment without further taxing the system; cranial work is a gentle approach to therapy.

In preparation for surgery, there is often anxiety present; learning how to cope with that anxiety and resourcing the nervous system in preparation can help speed recovery.  Post-surgery treatment helps the system adapt to changes from the procedure, again enhancing healing.

*A whole body resource for dealing with anxiety – Through a session one is given a felt-sense of calm in the nervous system and when the body is relaxed, the breathing is fuller and anxiety decreases.  I have found that receiving cranial work deepens my understanding of a full body relaxation and enhances the techniques I use on my own at home.

*Helps children, youth adjust to orthodontic work – When a young person first gets their braces or appliances, and at subsequent appointments to adjust these, you may notice a strain in the face and voice and perhaps in the entire body.  Sometimes just a few minutes of treatment may be enough to help balance the cranial system and bring relief.

*Helps adults adjust to dentures, implants, bite plates – When you introduce appliances or hardware to your bodies cranial work helps you to adapt to new tensions and changes.

*A safe bodywork to help heal boundary issues – In Cranial work you are fully clothed and the spacious awareness helps to allow for a dialogue with regard to choice about positioning and contact.  It can provide an opportunity to slowly explore connection with your body in a safe environment. Treatment can be done in a seated position.

*Helps integrate life changes – The contemplative James Finley says that as we pass through life, life passes through us.   Cranial work provides an opportunity to integrate experience in a way that connects your body as a whole and integrates new ways of being.