Therapy is a very gentle hands on form of treatment working with
the person as a whole rather than with isolated conditions.
It is a
process by which integration brings about relief of a wide range
of problems be they physical or emotional and therefore has many
The Craniosacral system consists of the cranium and
sacrum as well as the dural membranes surrounding the brain and
spinal cord, enclosing cerebral spinal fluid.
includes fascia which envelopes every organ, muscle, nerve and
blood vessel throughout the whole body. Each of these can be felt
as a rhythm, quietly pulsating, - similar to a tidal ebb and
flow. Every cell in a healthy body expresses this movement which
is both fundamental and vital to life, hence termed the
craniosacral motion. It is very subtle and not easily measurable,
but through very light touch, trained therapists are able to
perceive this rhythm.
in the body's functioning show up in the way this motion/rhythm
is expressed. Stresses, strains, tensions and trauma, as well as
physical or emotional knocks may be stored in the body, allowing
tissue to over contract, which may ultimately stay that way. Over
the years, effects may be more apparent such as headaches,
digestive disorders, back pain and general tiredness or, of a
more emotional nature such as depression or anxiety. Indeed, any
imbalance or strain within the craniosacral system may perpetrate
disorders elsewhere in the body.
Craniosacral therapists develop extreme sensitivity to work with
restricted patterns. In this way the body can reflect back the
problem thus allowing dysfunction to release and return to more
fluent and healthy state of movement. Whilst this takes place at
a deeper unconscious level it occurs in such a way that we might
make other, more conscious decisions, e.g. being shown that we
are frowning with the use of a mirror, we are then made aware of
this and choose to release that furrowed brow.
only follows that the body wants to do thereby allowing a sense
of wellbeing to be felt as well as warmth, vitality and greater
mobility. This is purely as a result of allowing the tissue
physiology to function more efficiently and effectively.
may have cranial imbalance as a result of the birth process when
excessive compression may occur, often causing irritability,
restlessness or digestive problems. Treatment at an early stage
is ideal to rebalance the system and remove any restrictions. It
is also particularly helpful for TMJ/jaw related problems.
Therapy can be used for people of all ages. Because of its gentle
soothing and non-invasive nature it is a particularly pleasant
treatment for all ages, allowing a subtle but profound
therapeutic process to continue reaching the very centre of the
individual's system. Craniosacral therapy never imposes on the
body, just works with it, hence promoting and encouraging
implications of the craniosacral motion were only recognised
during the first 37 years of the 20th Century. From this time it
has continue to be researched and refined into a now highly
regarded subtle, yet comprehensive therapy.
Graduates are encouraged to be involved in post-graduate training and supervision.
Having completed a full time training and qualified they are entitled to use the letters RCST.
(Registered Craniosacral Therapist)
Sarah trained and qualified with Thomas Atlee at The College of Craniosacral Therapy in London.
Sarah practices in Hertfordshire and East Sussex
Sarah : 01442 250712/mob 07850 142849
Sarah @ www.yogamemore.co.uk