CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY

LITE TOUCH CRANIO-SACRAL RELEASE is a gentle yet profound method for enhancing the function of the nervous system and returning balance and mobility to the entire body.  This safe and supportive process allows for the release of deep-seated trauma held within our body and supports in reconnecting with and expressing who we are at the deepest level.

 

Correcting cranial imbalance enhances the operation of the nervous system, thereby reducing stress and improving the function and health of the whole body.  Quite often, a greater sense of calmness, clarity and wellbeing is experienced after a Cranio-sacral session.

 

Our intention with Cranio-sacral work is to listen, follow and allow the innate wisdom of the body to express itself fully.


 

PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST CRANIO-SACRAL SESSION:

 

  1. Please arrive early to your appointment so you can settle down before your session and make the most of it.

  2. Wear thin, loose fitting clothing, especially pants. Workout attire is perfect. Jeans are not ideal for working on the sacral area.  Remove any jewellery and belts before session begins.

  3. Avoid drinking alcohol or taking any drugs besides anything that has been prescribed for you within 24 hours of your session.

  4. The experience of a Craniosacral session is normally relaxing and comfortable.

  5. Craniosacral work helps to release old trauma held deep in the mind and body.  Release occurs both during and after a Craniosacral session, often occurring for 24-48 hours or longer afterward.  There may be changes in sleep, dreams, and how you feel physically and emotionally. There may be a generalized feeling of openness, joy, euphoria, et. Or there may be feelings of confusion, contraction, rebalancing until a new equilibrium can be established.

  6. A typical session lasts from 50 – 60 minutes.

  7. After the practitioner has discussed with the client  his/her needs, the practitioner will ask the client to lie down on the massage table and start to relax.

  8. The practitioner will gently place his/her hands on different parts of the clients body e.g. skull, sacrum or internal jaw work or abdominals.  These are called ‘holds’ and each one can last for about 6 minutes.

  9. During the session, the practitioner will ask the client to ‘hold your awareness in your physical body sensations.’

  10. It is important for the client to be aware the whole time in case the client releases trauma and goes into ‘fight or flight’ mode.  

  11. When the session has finished, the practitioner will make sure the client feels safe, comfortable and grounded, especially if the client needs to walk or drive home.