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The most effective way to find out about Craniosacral Therapy is to have a treatment yourself. However, if you prefer to get an impression in advance, the best way to do that is to ask someone who has already had Craniosacral Therapy, or you may want to contact a practitioner – this has the advantage of getting a sense of what the practitioner is like as well as being able to ask specific questions about Craniosacral Therapy.
How does it work?
The therapy is based on observations that, for the healing process to develop spontaneously, it is often enough to really listen through palpation. To do this the therapist puts preconceptions to one side.
By focusing on the body’s internal rhythms and allowing restrictions to change, therapists may help the client to learn, on both a conscious and subconscious personal level, how to recognise and release areas that may be causing illness or hindering recovery.
The therapist will always also be aware of the anatomical structure of the person he or she is working with and use that to guide the treatment. Therapists recognise a number of different rhythms or ‘tides’; the slower tides are thought to be more related to deeper levels of healing.How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments that people require and find helpful varies from person to person.
What is the price of a treatment and how long does a treatment last?
Sessions are generally from thirty minutes to an hour in length and prices vary accordingly. At the Cranio Wave Clinic a thirty minute session (usually for babies or children up to 15 years) is £45 a session and an hour’s treatment (for adults) is £55. Discounts are offered for 6 or more treatments booked and paid for in advance.
What does it actually feel like?
Most people find cranial sessions pleasant and relaxing. People often talk of feeling as if they have "had their batteries charged". Sometimes people feel tingling or numbing sensations or they may experience momentary pain related to past events. When this settles the net result is one of feeling better. People often feel as if things are reorganising inside them or as if a weight has been lifted from their shoulders.
Will treatments help if I have no particular symptoms?
Yes, many people find that Craniosacral Therapy helps them cope with the day to day stresses of every day life and can help them feel better and enjoy life more fully.
How long should I wait between each treatment?
Should you wish to have more than one treatment, subsequent treatments are usually one or two weeks apart. With long-term treatment the frequency of treatments usually reduces. (As a therapist I would encourage consumers to take independent medical advice before committing themselves to significant treatments and consult a doctor if symptoms persis).
A wide variety of disorders may benefit from CST: from back pain, headaches and migraines to stress-related and emotional problems, including difficult conditions such as autism. It may be particularly suited to the treatment of babies and young children. CST may be effective in treating problems arising from a difficult birth.
Anyone can benefit, but because it is so gentle, craniosacral therapy is suitable for children and elderly people, as well as those with acutely painful conditions that are difficult to treat with other hands-on therapies. It is also often appropriate when other therapies may be contraindicated, for example, during pregnancy or after an operation.
There are no side effects as such but therapists would exercise caution when working with women in the early stages of pregnancy or people who have recently suffered a stroke (although it may also be very helpful for treating people in both these groups).
Craniosacral Therapy is an extremely gentle form of holistic healing therapy, that doesn't envolve any manipulation, therefore it's safe and suitable for all ages, from new-born babies to the elderly.
Craniosacral Therapy involves light hand contacts to ‘listen’ to the natural tissue and fluid rhythms, promoting the ability of the body to heal itself.
The treatments work on a deep and powerful level with the anatomy and physiology of the body.
To ensure that a CST therapist is qualified, check that they are registered with the The Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) or any other registered therapy association.