Where does Craniosacral Therapy originate?
Craniosacral Therapy was founded by osteopath John Upledger (1932-2012): however, the premise underlying it originated over a century ago with the research by Dr William Sutherland (1873–1954) into the subtle rhythmic impulses that palpate throughout the body. This life force is interconnected with all of the systems, tissues and fluids in the body, including the cranial system.
Craniosacral Therapy seeks to use gentle touch to tune into this life force on a subtle level and to correct the disruptions to the natural rhythm which have arisen as a result of illness, trauma and stress, conditions which consequently have a negative effect in the body. Restoring the life force brings forth health, vitality and calm to the system.
What are the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy?
While Craniosacral Therapy is not scientifically proven to remedy conditions, its holistic use alongside other treatments can help increase feelings of positive wellbeing, such as:
- Establish calm and balance in the mind and body
- Enhance the body’s self-healing processes
- Improve minor and chronic physical and mental health conditions
- Bring about a sense of deep relaxation and comfort
- Promote clarity of thought
- Support self-acceptance and a greater sense of being at peace with oneself
What is the Craniosacral Therapy process?
Hands are gently placed on the body in order to tune into the rhythmic motion that flows throughout the body. Small, subtle motions are used to engage with the force and release any blockages and disruptions, allowing the flow to resume in a calm and balanced way.
Craniosacral Therapy is safe, gentle and non-invasive. It can benefit everyone, including pregnant women, babies, children and the elderly.