Craniosacral therapy is a gentle manual therapy aimed at improving physical, emotional and mental health. It focuses on the craniosacral system, which surrounds the brain, spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds and protects them.
During craniosacral therapy, the patient typically lies on a bed while the therapist applies gentle touches to various parts of the body to feel and support the natural movement and rhythm of the craniosacral system. The therapy is non-invasive and the patient remains fully clothed.
Craniosacral therapy is based on the idea that restricted movement or imbalance in the craniosacral system can lead to a range of physical and emotional problems. By supporting the natural movement of the system, the therapist can help to release blockages and tensions and activate the body’s self-healing powers.
Craniosacral therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including headaches, neck and back pain, stress and anxiety, sleep disorders, and chronic fatigue. It can also be used to support the immune system, relieve pain, and increase overall well-being.
It is important to note that craniosacral therapy should not be used as a replacement for medical treatments, but rather as a complementary therapy. It should always be carried out by a qualified and experienced therapist.