Craniosacral therapy is a gentle manual method with light physical contact as a stimulation technique to activate and support the person's entire nervous system to the possibility of powerful self-regulation. The methods support the person's self-healing ability to release tensions, locks and other limitations in or surrounding systems, so that the whole body can restore its original vitality and functions.
Craniosacral therapy has a profound effect on your whole organism to a higher balance between the physical, emotional and mental aspects of the whole person. When the condition of the whole body changes to higher balance levels, many health conditions can change for the better, for example:
- Back, neck, shoulder, leg and pelvic problems
- joint problems
- Headaches / Migraine
- Dizziness, tinnitus
- Fatigue symptoms, fibromyalgia, ME / CFS
- Stress-related symptoms
- Imbalance in the hormonal system
- Immune and autoimmune problems
- sleep disturbances
- Acute injuries i.a. acute accidents
- Post operation
- Emotional trauma
- Autism spectrum disorders such as Autism, ADHD and other neuropsychological conditions
- Concentration difficulties
- Depression, mild to moderate depression
- Impaired nerve functions and nerve damage
- Childbirth trauma, prenatal and neonatal difficulty
- Preventive care for neurodegeneration conditions, e.g. Alzeimer, Dementia
Clinical practice has proven especially effects on many unexplained, diffuse pain conditions and chronic pain, non-specific neurological disorders, non-specific disorders in children.
Background and development of craniosacral therapy
All forms of craniosacral terrapin have basic osteopathic principles, to see the client as a whole, not as a collection of separate parts, and that health is always present. However, craniosacral therapists can develop their own specific modules, skills and styles to best support the client's self-healing for better health.
Originating from Osteopathy by Dr. Andrew Stills in the late 19th century, MD William Garner developed Sutherland in the early 20th century Cranial Osteopathy which later became the basis of modern Craniosacral Therapy. Initially, Cranial Osteopathy was taught only to Osteopaths. It was introduced to the public to study as a profession by an American medical researcher and Osteopath Dr. John E. Upledger with five distinct core components, with a new name, Craniosacral Therapy. The five core components are namely the brain and spinal cord (CNS), the spinal fluid, internal meninges, cranial bones and all the bones between the skull and sacrum (sacrum).
The mechanism of craniosacral therapy to change the craniosacral system has changed from the initial rhythmic change of the semihydral cerebrospinal fluid to later, since the 1970s, deeper behind the rhythmic movements of physiology than the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid, such as Dynamic Silence, Primitive Respiration, Middle tides, etc. These interactive rhythmic forces in nature and in man have been discovered, explored, further developed and used in the various branches of craniosacral therapy continuously even today.