Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle-touch-health care method based on
the discovery 100 years ago, of a previously undetected, subtle,
cyclic micromovement in the body. Decades of research by osteopathic
physicians have demonstrated that when this movement is fully
expressed in its natural state, many conditions tend to improve on
their own, from the inside out. BCST seeks to optimize this movement
via light touch and other supportive strategies."
is my belief that motion is health, stasis results in disease...in
Craniosacral therapy, the practitioner continually evaluates the
craniosacral systems and all body fascias, searching for areas of
compromised mobility...it involves a whole-body evaluation of energy
patterns and cysts. Once such abnormal patterns are located, the
therapist may eclectically employ any and all techniques that may be
useful in re-establishing optimal freedom of motion to any restricted
areas that are found...such motion can range from the movement of
interstitial fluids and transmembrane ionic and molecular transport,
to gross joint motion and even energy flow...” Dr.
expresses itself as motion. At a deep level of our physiological
patterns and functioning, all healthy living tissues "breathe"
with the motion of life. This is a phenomenon called primary
respiration that produces rhythmic flexion and extension, or
inhalation and exhalation which can be palpated by trained, listening
hands. Some patterns from life experience can become distressful,
restrictive or even painful in the body - but these may be unlocked
and resolved with help that includes building a framework of health
with craniosacral therapy. The two primary schools of thought in the
field of craniosacral therapy are Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy and
the Upledger approach to craniosacral therapy.
Craniosacral therapy means listening to the organizing forces that
integrate cellular and tissue function from the moment of conception.
Listening to the tides, primary respiration, the nervous systems and
much more, this therapy originates from the Osteopathic principle and
the extensive research of doctors Still and Sutherland that, given
the right conditions, the body can promote health and relieve injury,
trauma, stress, and pain. Modern established teachers in the field of
Biodynamic Craniosacral include: Franklin Sills, John Chitty, Roger
Gilchrist, Mary Louise Muller, Christopher Muller, Michael Shea and
John Upledger developed CST as an evolution from osteopathic medicine
with a musculoskeletal emphasis. After intensively studying the work
of Dr. William Sutherland, another pioneer in Cranial Osteopathy,
Upledger developed his own approach to craniosacral therapy. As a
research scientist in Biomechanics at Minnesota State University, he
applied the techniques to an enormous variety of medical conditions,
including Autism and ADD/ADHD with considerable success. With
research and application of Sutherland's and his own findings, Dr.
Upledger established the Upledger Institute in 1985, and continues to
train people from wide backgrounds in CST techniques.
Craniosacral Therapy, we create a safe environment for the client,
intended to support, calm the system, and release restrictions. We
listen deeply to the fluctuations of the cerebral spinal fluid, we
hear the patterns in the body with its innate intelligence and desire
to resolve stresses, illness or trauma. Craniosacral therapy combines
gentle touch and awareness to encourage regulation of the nervous
systems, release of old patterns and restrictions held in the
connective tissues and fascia, allowing the body to return to its
natural state of balance. We may have our hands on the head, sacrum,
feet of the fully clothed client with a light listening touch and
neutral perception. As therapists, we hold space for the body, with a
light touch---from a place of our own grounded stillness and skill.
supported system accesses its own inner resources, balance and
stillness, remembering its own inherent health. The results can be
subtle or dramatic, and addresses an astonishing range of health
concerns. This alternative and complementary therapy does not intend
to "fix”, but to encourage the body to heal itself and create
new levels of order, balance, and ease in the holistic body.
beauty of craniosacral therapy is that the body can show its
patterns, its restrictions and work in partnership with the therapist
to reorganize the system. The body-mind reconnects with its own
healing resources. It has the inner intelligence and innate
sensitivity that is capable, when skillfully supported, of presenting
itself in a natural priority to be resolved. As a result, this
therapy does not overwhelm the system, but makes it increasingly
stronger, layer by layer, allowing it to resolve difficult patterns
and return to a balanced state of Health.
Leucadia , CA.
NORTH SHORE ACUPUNCTURE
681 Encinitas Blvd., Suite
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