Has any one tried this?
if so , what did it do?
Gentle Effective Bodywork for People of All Ages
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, noninvasive, yet effective type of
bodywork. Seldom does the therapist use more than five grams of
pressure (the weight of a nickel).
The Craniosacral System
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and fluid that
surround and support the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the
bones of the head (cranium) down to the bones at the base of the
spine (sacrum). The fluid within the membranes is continuously
draining and refilling.
The filling and draining creates gentle, rhythmic, expanding and
contracting movements that can be felt anywhere in the body by the
trained therapist. These movements are the craniosacral rhythm. They
occur at a rate of about six to twelve complete cycles per minute.
The therapist gains valuable information about where the body would
most benefit from change by monitoring the craniosacral rhythm. The
source of pain isn’t always obvious.
Benefits For All Ages
CranioSacral Therapy is helpful for people of all ages. It has
successfully been used to treat such diverse conditions as headaches,
TMJ dysfunction, chronic middle ear infections, vertigo, depression,
back pain, joint immobility, neck pain, sinus congestion, migraines,
learning disabilities, the effects of childhood trauma and negative
In infants, it is used to treat colic, sleep disorders, feeding
problems, breathing or digestive difficulties, various congenital,
neurological and genetic problems, plus the effects of forceps,
vacuum extractor or cesarean delivery.
A Typical Session
You rest fully-clothed on a massage table while the therapist
monitors your craniosacral rhythm with her hands. She conducts other
gentle assessments and corrects the sources of pain and dysfunction
using gentle manipulative techniques. This sets the stage for your
body to most efficiently use its own power to heal. Because the body
exerts considerable energy to adapt to its restrictions, most people
find the sessions to be deeply relaxing.
We store our life experiences in our bodies. Because the CranioSacral
Therapy techniques are gentle, but powerful, the effects go deep
without stimulating the body’s defenses. They can easily unlock the
residue of trauma stored in the tissues. This unlocking and
facilitated resolution process is called SomatoEmotional Release. It
is an integral part of CranioSacral Therapy.
SomatoEmotional Release uses dialoguing and therapeutic imagery along
with other verbal, energetic and physical support techniques to
initiate change. These techniques promote the discovery and gentle
release of the restrictions that contribute to pain and dysfunction.
Emotions rise to the surface, but emotional release is not
necessarily a painful, cathartic event. It can be a friendly
negotiation between you and your various parts. When we cling to our
once-helpful coping mechanisms after they cease to be useful, they
reemerge as sources of pain and restriction. The therapist is the
facilitator and mediator as she helps guide you toward resolution.
After receiving this process-oriented type of bodywork, people report
greater clarity, peacefulness and insight along with positive change
in their physical symptoms.