CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a
specialised field of alternative medicine, born from osteopathy, that supports
health. Its’ name stems from the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid
that surround the brain and spinal cord – Central Nervous System (CNS). The
role of the craniosacral system is to maintain a healthy fluid environment for
Think about the CNS – it controls the actions
of the body, voluntary and involuntary, by relaying signals to and from our
brain through our spinal cord to all our body systems. It is responsible for
sight, hearing, breathing, movement, heart and our senses. It is our emotional
centre too, the interpreter of our external world. It is vital to life. It
follows that a healthy cranio-sacral system is essential for a healthy central
nervous system, and this in turn for a healthy functioning body and mind.
At The Wave Clinic, I create a client led and paced approach. I prepare a space for each client that
generates a deep sense of safety and calm. During
a session, emotional memories as well as physical pain may emerge and resolve
smoothly. Often our body needs to release a stuck memory and senses when it is
safe to do so. This process allows for the healing of emotional as well
as physical pain, anxiety, trauma, and the stresses of life. This action is
known as Somatic Release
How can CranioSacral Therapy benefit
Each session of CranioSacral Therapy is
tailored to the individual. Often, stress causes restrictions around the central
nervous system and in the body tissue, leading to pain and discomfort. Once
these are released during a treatment, the body’s natural ability to balance
and rid itself of toxins is restored. If you suffer with headaches or sinus
pain, a CST treatment will relieve the tension and support healing. If you have
stress in your life or struggle with anxiety, a CST treatment will calm your
nervous system by releasing tension and restoring balance.
What can I expect?
Your CST session will be unique to you.
Before your session I will send you some general information about your
appointment and if you have questions you are welcome to phone me. In general,
when you arrive at the clinic, we will sit and chat about how you are feeling
and what you hope to gain from the session.
Can CranioSacral Therapy help babies
CranioSacral Therapy benefits infants by removing the negative effect of birth
trauma if it has been a difficult birth. The treatment removes any compression
patterns set during birth, and any stress you may have experienced, prenatal or
postnatal, are gently eased away. A treatment for baby can address feeding
issues, colic and reflux and aid restlessness. Children of all ages benefit
from craniosacral therapy. It supports their growth, relieves symptoms of
asthma, digestive problems and calms their often, overworked nervous system.