CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, yet effective, type of hands on treatment that is helpful for infants and children as well as adults.
It is an assessment tool, plus corrective and preventative treatment.
CranioSacral Therapy is effective for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. It is a gentle technique with a broad approach, so that the therapist can detect problems without necessarily having the benefit of a specific complaint-often difficult to obtain from very young children.
CranioSacral Therapy teaches patients to 'manage' their own health, so that 'good health' is no longer considered as apposed to illness, but as a quality of life and the opportunity to live life to the full.
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and fluid that surrounds and supports the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the head (cranium) down to the bones at the base of the spine (sacrum).
The fluid within the membranes is continuously draining and refilling which creates gentle, rhythmic, expanding and contracting movements that can be felt anywhere in the body by a trained therapist. These movements are the craniosaral rhythm.. They occur at a rate of about six to twelve cycles per minute. Thus the therapist gains valuable information about where the body would benefit most from change by monitoring the craniosacral rhythm. The source of pain is not always obvious.
CranioSacral Therapy prevents and treats a wide number of ailments based on the principles of the interdependence of the different structures that make up the human body. In other words, the different components of the body-soft tissue, vital organs, joints and muscles - are interrelated and constitute as a whole.
It recognises the self-healing mechanism of the body.
Simply put, if any part of the body such as joints, muscles, ligaments or intestines suffers a loss of mobility, this will affect the overall health of the individual.
CranioSacral therapists focus on their profound knowledge of anatomy and physiology, looking at the individual as a whole.
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