In a Craniosacral session, the client, fully clothed (and normally wrapped in a cosy blanket… ) lies on the treatment table. The practitioner places their hands typically at the feet, head or sacrum, and their light touch enables the client to let go.
My time training at The Craniosacral Therapy Education Trust in North London was an in-depth 2-year training learning about the natural mechanisms of the body and the ways we heal when we drop into a deeply relaxed space.
My role as practitioner is to facilitate this process, using craniosacral techniques and an in-depth knowledge of the body, to help the client drop into this slower rhythm of re-charge.
In this deeper state of calm, the underlying issues of tension and unease show themselves and are able to settle and re-balance.
It is a beautiful process to witness. Re-finding the broader horizon in a physical sense and re-tuning to a bigger perspective has a phenomenal effect on the body and its health. The observations and lifelong work of Dr. Andrew Still, Dr. William Sutherland & John Upledger in the path of Craniosacral Therapy have been fundamental.
Its role and the finely tuned skills of Craniosacral Therapy provide a space for the body to re-regulate and optimise health in a gentle and non-invasive way. After learning these skills, it is a privilege to see the effects they have in helping support patients and their recovery following cancer (in working with Pauls Cancer Support Centre) and in supporting the re-adjustments for ex-military servicemen suffering from PTSD with Veteran Outreach Support.
This practice and body of research provides an essential resource for re-finding health, a place to re-balance, rest and re-store function within the busy lives we lead.