Craniosacral Therapy

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

Using a soft touch practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

 

How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?

Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.

Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body's ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.


    Hypnotherapy

    Is a deep relaxation state where the patient feels comfortable and secure and can accept information that is being fed into the subconscious mind directly. It is a state between waking and sleeping where the patient can feel physical sensations and yet be aware of external impressions. Therapy success depends on the teamwork between the patient and therapist.

    Hypnosis is useful for;

    • Compulsive behaviour and habits; such as nail biting, stuttering, smoking, overeating/undereating and gambling.
    • Nervous and Neurosis problems; such as anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, nervous asthma, shyness, phobias and most neurotic behaviour.
    • Ego boosting; including self-confidence, memory retention, concentration exercises, self-hypnosis, relaxation techniques and training methods for self-improvement.
    • Physical issues; such as pain control and mental attitudes to illness, which can be modified to promote healing.

    Mesmerism

    Mesmerism is a non verbal, no-contact relaxation technique which produces an altered state of awareness.  A state of mesmerism is induced in the subject as a result of mesmeric passes. The therapist combs through the bio-energy field so that it interferes with the existing pattern within the energy and sets up a disturbance of that pattern. The effect of this is that it spreads the energy within the bio-energetic system and allows the frozen bio-energy, which has built up around various traumas to reintegrate, resulting in a healthier, cleaner and more dynamic pattern. It may be used in addition to hypnotherapy in helping release free floating anxiety or as a stand alone therapeutic method. It allows a person to take a step back from being focused on repetitious thoughts, so creating the opportunity for change and greater centredness.


    Psychophysical Therapy

    Works on the bio-energetic field of the body by removing the blocks due to accidents and surgical shock, restoring the vitality and promoting healing to the body. It Builds up and opens channels, which have been blocked since birth or early childhood so that these channels can contain a full charge of energy. It releases emotional blockages caused by past traumatic events without the need to relive them and helps maintain good health by cleaning and balancing the energy of the person so that maximum well being is encouraged. It can produce a feeling of lightness and well-being which follows from the freedom of bio-energy flowing through the whole system.