CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on treatment that releases tension around your central nervous system and has a deep healing effect on every other system in your body. It activates your self-healing mechanism and relieves pain and dysfunction at the source.
While direct and forceful approaches are popular in our culture, might feel good and sometimes offer an immediate symptom relief, they often don't reach our deep holding patterns. Sometimes they even unintentionally reinforce them.
This is an important consideration for anyone who is dealing with chronic issues, but in particular for sensitive people who might have tried various different therapies with little or no success.
We often integrate some movements from the Feldenkrais Method® (Awareness Through Movement®) in our CranioSacral Treatments. Gentle, non-invasive methods like CranioSacral Therapy and the Feldenkrais Method® have a unique potential for reaching and transforming our deep seated holding patterns.
Are you dealing with uncomfortable symptoms like these:
Headaches or Migraines
Neck or Back Pain
Jaw Tension / TMJ Disorders
Restless Mind or Anxiety
CranioSacral Therapy is a great choice if you are looking for a gentle, non-invasive and effective solution that helps you release long held patterns of tension and stress and calm your nervous system.
CranioSacral Therapy can help you:
Overcome your Painful Symptoms
Calm your Overactive Mind
Recover from Overstimulation and Stress
Lead a more Relaxed and Fulfilling Life
+ How does CranioSacral Therapy work?
CranioSacral Therapy detects and treats imbalances in your craniosacral system. Your craniosacral system consists of your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the structures that surround it (bones of the head, face and spine; meningeal membranes and cerebrospinal fluid). Tension and misalignment in these structures have a negative impact on your nervous system. CranioSacral Therapy releases tension in the membranes, gently realigns the bones and enhances the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid. Because all of this improves the environment of your central nervous system, CranioSacral Therapy can improve its functioning and indirectly the functioning of all other bodily systems. It reawakens your body’s innate self-healing mechanisms.
+ What happens during a CranioSacral treatment and what will I wear?
During your treatment you will be lying on your back on a comfortable massage table, fully dressed. Best is to wear comfortable, loose clothing that allows for relaxed and deep breathing. Your therapist will be using her hands, with an often seemingly still touch, to find and treat areas of your body where she feels imbalance and restriction - often but not exclusively around your spine, head and face. The touch is gentle, non-invasive and calming. Most people report a state of profound relaxation and a very calm mind.
+ Does CranioSacral Therapy work for children?
Yes! CranioSacral is a very beneficial and safe treatment for children. Most children’s nervous system is especially accepting of this gentle and comfortable therapy. It helps with alleviating tension patterns that might date back to a child’s birth or their time in the womb and can improve the functioning of the nervous system. It also works great in conjunction with other interventions such as Speech Therapy, Occupational/Sensory Integration Therapy or Reflex Integration. We work with children 5 years and older and love it! The parent is always welcome in the treatment room and if the child has had enough before the session’s end the parent may receive some treatment as well.
+ What conditions can CranioSacral Therapy help with?
CranioSacral has been successfully used to help with various conditions such as Headaches/Migraines, TMJ Disorders, Vertigo, Neurological Disorders, pain or dysfunction from past accidents and trauma, Neck and Back Pain, Stress related disorders, Fibromyalgia and many other issues. Keep in mind that we don’t directly treat the condition but help your nervous system to work better and enable your body to self-correct. In children it is most often used with head shape abnormalities, behavioral issues and birth trauma.
+ What is the Feldenkrais Method?
The Feldenkrais Method® is a Learning Method that uses gentle movements to increase self-awareness and to achieve more efficient and relaxed movement habits and better posture. It is either taught with verbal instructions (Awareness Through Movement®) or in hands-on treatments (Functional Integration®). It was founded by Israeli Physicist and engineer Moshe Feldenkrais. At Eden Place we may integrate parts of Awareness Through Movement® Lessons in your CranioSacral Treatment but we don’t offer Functional Integration® Treatments.