What is Craniosacral Therapy ?

Alive Body Craniosacral Therapy comlemantary offer available in Dunedin ( Habitus Health Center)

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History
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle, non-manipulative and non-invasive approach to whole-body treatment.
The therapy has its roots in the discoveries made by Osteopath Dr William Garner Sutherland in the late 1800s. 
He developed an approach to Osteopathy known as “the Cranial Concept”. 

How it approaches?
The method is an approach to body work. During treatment the client is fully clothed.You will feel deeply relaxed during the session.  The practitioner will make contact by lightly placing her hands on your body (head,legs, back,shoulders...)and tuning in to what is happening by "listening with her hands".  the body's subtle motions and to its natural priorities for re-organization.Essentially, the practitioner accesses to life force which connects us to our being, our core and our inherent health, then able to notice restriction or contraction held in fluid and tissue fields.
Eventually assists the body to make its own adjustments by encouraging a reorganization of its intrinsic life forces.  According to Dr, Franclyn Sills, this is an art of intelligent and intuitive listening.

How it helps?
Although the therapy does not focus on symptoms, the connection to inherent health will bring relief from pain and discomfort. This process of therapy helps to be aware of your possibility in presence which include pregnancy process, growing / learning process, recovery from tissue damages / surgeries, past trauma / accidents which can create behavior issues.
Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy (BCST) can lead to changes in areas of restriction and discomfort, and an optimizing of overall health.
Through a series of treatments  clients often experience ,greater vitality, resilience, calmness and mental clarity, and well-being, an improvement in symptoms and a movement away from old patterns and disease.

How long and how many times treatments required?
In general I allow 50-60 minutes for first session include consultation , 40-45 minutes for follow-up sessions, around 30 minutes for children.
I encourage all my clients have at least three treatments to improve long term conditions. 

For treating toddlers and children:
The practitioner support children through the effective approaches to the condition such as Asthma, Growing pain, Learning disorders, bowl and digestive functions,sleep issues.

Condition commonly relieved for Children Craniosacral Therapy session

  • Sleep pattern disturbances
  • Digestive system issues
  • After an accident,concussions or surgery to assist recovery
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Behaviour management
  • Ear or eye infections

Conditions commonly relieved:

The list of conditions which may benefit from this therapy is long and comprehensive, as most imbalances, whether physical, emotional or spiritual in origin, respond to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. The following is a selection from the many conditions which respond favourably.

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma/Bronchitis
  • Autism
  • Back Pain
  • Birth Trauma
  • Bladder conditions
  • Bone disorders
  • Breathing disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Fatigue /Exhaustion
  • Concussions
  • Dental / jaw / TMJ trauma
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
  • Dyslexia
  • Emotional issues
  • Fibromalgyia
  • Fluid retention
  • Grow pain
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal problems
  • Hyperactivity
  • High blood pressure
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia/sleep disorders
  • Joint disorders
  • Low immunity
  • Menstrual pain
  • Migraines
  • Morning sickness
  • Muscular pain
  • Nervous disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Postnatal depression
  • Premature birth
  • Sciatica pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sprains/strains
  • Stress
  • Stroke postnatal
  • Visual problems