What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Most people think that Craniosacral Therapy is for back pain, headaches or head or birth trauma and other complaints. Although Craniosacral Therapy is usually successful for treating these health disorders this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Craniosacral Therapy believes that everyone is born with an underlying infinite order of intelligence or “vital force” energy ( often referred to as” chi” in Chinese Medicine). This is the same intelligence that keeps your heart beating and runs your body. This constant undetectable intelligence is carried by the nervous system to every cell in your body supplying it with all the information it needs to function as planned, every day.
Craniosacral Therapists call this innate Intelligence. This is the intelligence that heals the body and is always with you! If every cell in your body is functioning at 100% then you will have optimal health. Unfortunately structural imbalances and spinal misalignments can interfere with the transmission of this innate intelligence, causing imbalance and altered cell formation that in time can create many health problems and disease.
The main job of a Craniosacral Therapist is to help correct structural imbalances in the human body allowing the innate intelligence to go where it needs to go and to restore impeded circulation, alleviate any nerve impingement and thus allowing dysfunctional cells to heal themselves. The power that made your body can heal your body. Craniosacral Therapy helps to turn on your healing power and creates optimal health.
Craniosacral Therapy does not involve any spinal manipulations or adjustments but focuses on the use of Light-touch therapies to align the structural integrity of the body that is the root cause of many structural and spinal imbalances. The Craniosacral Therapist therefore may employ a number of techniques from different healing modalities to assist in rebalancing the integrity of the body. Techniques may include, but are not limited to: Myofascial Release Therapy, Positional Release Therapy, Muscle Energy technique Therapy, Polarity Therapy or Acupressure.
Want to find out more about what we teach in our course? Please download our CST Info guide about Craniosacral Therapy classes and the content taught over the 7 individual levels of the course.
Your Craniosacral Therapist may employ one or more of these healing modalities in any given treatment session to assist to restore your health and vitality. For a list of qualified Craniosacral Therapists in your area please go to Craniosacral Therapy Association website www.craniosacraltherapy.org.au