What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle approach to healing and health. The aim of the therapy is to help the body release the stresses and strains it may be carrying and to reconnect with its own natural ability to heal itself.

Craniosacral Therapy has developed from the work of an American Osteopath, Dr William Garner Sutherland in the early 20th century. He discovered that every cell of the body expresses a subtle rhythmic movement, called craniosacral motion, which is fundamental to life and expresses the health of the body.

At the core of the body, the cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord, expresses this motion in a tide-like ebb and flow. The bones, organs and other structures of the body follow their own particular patterns of expression of this movement. The craniosacral therapist learns to tune into and listen to these subtle movements with their hands. Through this contact the therapist aims to facilitate the body to release the restrictions it is holding (the result of the various stresses and strains of life) and which interfere with its healthy functioning.

As Craniosacral Therapy is so gentle it can be considered by people of all ages from babies to the elderly and those with painful conditions.