Cranial Sacral Massage techniques are gentle, flowing hand-holds and movements done on a clothed individual. These techniques are used to assess the body and release “restrictions”, or trauma, which are thought to be trapped in the cerebral spinal fluid, fascia, and central nervous system (CNS) which may be causing disease, disorder, or illness.
This modality is also used to promote relaxation and homeostasis throughout the entire body. It has been said that there is no disconnect between the body and mind, and that sickness or discomfort may be caused by stress and/or unresolved trauma trapped in the body.
Cranial Sacral Massage takes a whole-person approach to healing. This therapy acknowledges the connections of mind, body and spirit. It is an effective form of treatment for a wide range of illnesses helping a client to achieve the optimal conditions for health, encouraging vitality and facilitating a sense of well-being. It is suitable for people of all ages including babies, children and the elderly, and can even be effective in acute or chronic cases.
Cranial Sacral Massage can help the client “feel” what physical and emotional issues have not been resolved within their body-mind, and with the help of the trained CST professional are many times able to release the trauma and manage the physical and emotional symptoms of illness, disorder, disease, and injury.
The emphasis is to help resolve the trapped forces that underlie and govern patterns of disease in both body and mind. This involves the therapist using his or her hands to listen to the body’s subtle rhythms and any patterns of inertia or congestion. The therapist learns to read the story of the body. This helps him or her to identify places where issues are found and then follow the proper protocol to promote healing.
The intention of treatment is to enhance the body’s own self-healing and self-regulating capabilities. This is done in a non-invasive way as the therapist gently encourages the conditions that allow for the reemergence of primary respiratory motion. In Cranial Sacral Therapy, the therapist’s presence can become a reflective mirror for the client and actually encourage the client’s ability to change.
Basics of Cranial Sacral Massage l is an introductory class that covers different Cranial Sacral Therapy theories and explanations, as well as emotional release and the mind-body connection. We will be holding this class on December 14 from 9-5:30. Please call to register or visit our website at http://massage-training.net/events/cranial-sacral-massage-i/