Our body functions in systems, such as the circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems. The craniosacral system circulates the cerebrospinal fluid from the sacrum, up the spine, to the area surrounding the brain. The pulsations can be felt by trained hands throughout the body. Dr. A.T. Still, the founder of osteopathy, called the cerebrospinal fluid “the highest known element in the human body”. Dr. Sutherland, one of the early explorers, named this pulse “Breath of Life”.
Disruptions in the flow can be seen as indicators of trauma that happened to the body as long ago as during birth. Emotional trauma may equally manifest as a disturbance of this rhythm. This modality is especially suited for clients suffering from headaches, whiplash injuries, TMJ and chronic pain. I also recommend craniosacral therapy during times of emotional challenge such as divorce, illness or loss.
What to Expect
A session usually lasts 60 minutes. Wear thin, comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. You will feel a gentle touch, no massage strokes. Since this modality works with the fluids and rhythms in the body you may experience unusual sensations such as tingling, twitching or “intensity". Some clients see dreamlike images during the session or will have more vivid dreams during the following nights.