Practitioner:  Pearl van der Straaten

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, light touch technique used to release pain, tension and restrictions in the body, working through your clothing on any part of the body.

Craniosacral therapy works with the cerebrospinal fluid in and around the craniosacral system ie CNS

Craniosacral therapy has been described as psychotherapy for the body. It is ideal for releasing past trauma and freeing up the mental, emotional and physical restrictions caused by such trauma.

Although everyone experiences craniosacral therapy differently it is usually a very relaxing experience. It is very gentle and extremely effective. People often report a strong sense of wellbeing after a session.

The purpose of craniosacral therapy, quite simply, is to enhance the functioning of this system.

Craniosacral therapy is “holistic” because it tries to prevent illness and dysfunction by viewing the entire body as a whole. It attempts to cater to the physical, mental, and emotional needs of the patient.

Craniosacral Therapy and Babies

New born babies can be subject to enormous forces when they are born, twisting and turning as they squeeze their way to the outside world.

That can mean a lot of stress and pressure, particularly on baby’s head.

Craniosacral therapy looks to recognise any effects caused by this and release that pressure, particularly in the base of the skull where nerves to the tongue and guts may become irritated and effect suckling and cause nausea.

There may also be a build-up of pressure around the temporal bones which house the hearing apparatus and the eustachian tubes which may be compressed, especially by forceps, during delivery and lead to blocked ears and infection.


How Craniosacral Therapy Can Help

More specifically, and most commonly, Craniosacral therapy can be used in a range of disorders including:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Back Pain
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Bone Disease
  • Rheumatism
  • Brain Trauma
  • Scoliosis
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Disease/Injuries
  • Chronic Neck & Back Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Depression
  • Stress & Tension
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TJS)
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Tendonitis
  • Insomnia
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Joint Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Childhood issues
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