Hummingbird Natural Health
Why CranioSacral Therapy?

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The significance of CranioSacral Therapy is that it activates you body's own healing mechanism to repair injury, and release both physical and emotional trauma.  CranioSacral Therapy is a beautiful preventative tool as well because it helps maintain optimum health, meaning it keeps your body in balance and free of restrictions.  This gentle touch therapy does not activate resistance in the body and so the therapist facilitates your body in its own healing. 

The tendency of your body to repair itself and find balance is natural and innate.  This place of balance your body is always striving to maintain is called homeostasis. 

When the CranioSacral System is out of balance and overwelmed due to stressful experiences or trauma, this is when sickness and dysfunction can result. 

This hands on therapy allows the tissues to unwind, relax, and the body to self-correct.  The responsibility of healing rests firmly on the client's shoulders.  The treatment is client-led rather than therapist-led. 

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is an extremely gentle non-invasive therapy, generally using no more than the weight of a nickel.  As I treat the body from the inside out, I work with fluides, nerves, tissues, fascia, and outwards to bone, ligaments and muscles. 

How does it work?

The CranioSacral system is a core system in the human body.  The CranioSacral system is a physiological system just like your respiratory and circulatory systems.  Like those systems, it produces a rhythm that can be felt anywhere on the body.  It is felt as a flextion and extension phase.  When this rhythm is in disharmony, the entire body is adversely affected.  An important function of this system is the production, circulation, and re-absorption of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF).  Cerebrospinal Fluid provides essential nourishment for the central nervous system, helping it to maintain a consistent chemical balance, even when other conditions of the body are changing.  All of the critical functions that are mediated by the central nervous system are dependent upon supply of this fluid.  If the physiology of CSF is disturbed, the function of the central nervous system can be affected, with vast ramifications for the health of the whole body. 

Using gentle touch I am able to palpate and assess the rhythm, feel for blockages and restrictions in the CranioSacral and fascial systems throughout the body to assist the body in releasing them, and improve the funtioning of the whole person.  Due to the connectedness of fascia, the root cause of symptoms may be coming from anywhere in the body.  For example, an old ankle injury could be causing an imbalance in the pelvis, leading to low back pain or headaches.  Adhesions from past surgery could pull your shoulder or neck out of balance.  As the head bones and tail bones are connected through the spine, and all bathed in a spinal fluid and enclosed in a tight membrane, what happens at the tailbone is reflected through to the head.  And quite often, an imbalance at the tail bone due to a fall on the bottom spreads tension up to the head and results in headaches and migraine-sometimes years after the original fall or trauma. 

This often explains the puzzeled look on clients faces when they present with head pain and I might begin by working on the other end-on their tail-bone!

A way to look at it is to think of Cranio as head and Sacral as lower back and tail-bone.  The name implies just how important the connection between the head and tail-bone are. 

How do I know if CranioSacral Therapy is right for me?

Call me!  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have to determine if CranioSacral Therapy is a good fit for your needs and goals.  612-788-1683.  Talk to you soon!