Craniosacral therapy restores and balances the nervous system while releasing the effects of stress, injury and trauma.
The term craniosacral comes from cranium which means head and sacrum which means sacrum. And in-between the two lies the spinal column. Together they form the home of our central nervous system: brain and spinal cord, which lay suspended, nourished and protected by a very special type of fluid, known as the cerebral spinal fluid. Furthermore, out of our spine the nerve threads spread out to every part of our body. If our body were a computer, then the nervous system would be its’ software. The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle yet powerful form of treatment. It is gentle because the therapist’s hands need to feel and read into a very delicate system, which lies deep within the body. And it is powerful because we are working through the nervous system which is the software of our body. Due to its’ non-invasive nature, changes are registered as coming from within, therefore they last longer.
The way the cerebral spinal fluid moves within the craniosacral system (basically it’s cyclical production and reabsorption) generates rhythmical impulses. These rhythmic impulses involve the central nervous system, the surrounding tissues and bones, including the bones of the skull and pelvis. These rhythmic impulses are different than those generated by lung breathing, circulatory system. They are much slower, and they represent the ‘breathing of the bones’, and are known in this field as the Primary Respiratory Mechanism.
These rhythmic impulses have important physiological functions for the maintenance of health. They are understood as health expressions, and they have been there since the beginning of our embryological development. Therefore, by tapping into the inherent health in the body (or embryological potency), we access the ordering principles of the body. One of the core principles in this field is that the body is whole and that health is already there.
Some common causes of restriction or resistance to these subtle motions of the body are physical injuries, emotional and psychological factors, birth trauma and toxicity (to name a few).
Cranial sacral therapy can be used for people of all ages. It may be part of your treatment for conditions like:
- Headaches – Hovedpine
- Migraines – Migræner
- Whiplash – Piskesmæld
- Stress -Stress
- Anxiety – Angst
- Burnoout – Udbrændthed
- Tinnitus -Tinnitus
- Depression – Depression
- Body awareness – Kropsbevidsthed
- Dizziness – Svimmelhed
- Difficulty concentrating – Koncentrationsbesvær
- Unstable blood pressure – Ustabilt Blodtryk
- Shoulder problems – Skulderproblemer
- Esophageal hernia – Spiserørsbrok
- Memory difficulties – Hukommelsesbesvær
- Facial paralysis – Ansigtslammelser
- Sacr tissue – Arvæv
- Joint problems – Ledproblemer
- Muscle tensions – Muskelspændinger
- Tennis elbow – Tennisalbue
- Pelvic joint pain – Bækkenløsning
- Problems with the musculoskeletal system – Problemer med bevægeapparatet
- Postural improvement – Postural forbedring