What is Cranial Sacral Therapy?
Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle bodywork healing modality. It involves the gentle touch of the fingertips on the body, with what feels like the weight of maybe no more than a nickel or dime on the skin. It encompasses working with the cerebral spinal fluid/CSF that circulates around the brain in the skull down around the spinal cord, as well as the fascia that is connected through the central nervous system. The fascia is very intelligent tissue that connects our entire body, it is in fact the largest organ in our body. Often when our body is injured our fascia and tissue moves to compensate for the injury, often over time the tissue ends up staying set in those injured pathways, causing pain and possibly discomfort in other areas for the body as well.
Our bodies are extremely intelligent and know what they need to be healed or reset. My role as a practitioner is to listen and follow where your body leads me to, for what it would like to heal. This bodywork is done on a massage table where you are fully clothed. I tune in and listen to the flow of the CSF for any blocks, and when your body is ready to release those blocks in the fascia, we find what's known as the still point, where the body pauses to reset the tissue back to its original healthy pathway. You may feel your body unwinding or unfurling when this occurs, it could be something as small as your wrist rolling over, or as much as your leg unwinding across the table, or feeling warm or tingling sensations in your body. Everyone experiences feeling healing differently, based on what your body knows it needs.