Cranio Sacral Therapy
Cranio Sacral Therapy is a body technique and gentle approach to relieving pain and dysfunction. This technique makes use of a gentle and hardly detectable movement. It is used to identify and treat the location of the patient’s disturbances.
Cranio Sacral Therapy enhances a proper flow of cerebral spinal fluid throughout the Dural Tube (a structure surrounding the brain and extending though the center of the spinal column all the way down to the tail bone (coccyx)). It is used to detect any restrictions in the body tissues through gentle touching as well as feeling movements and restriction of superficial layers of tissues called facias. These facias can then give information on different lesions (recent or old).
This technique enhances the self-correction mechanism from the body, which will allow the therapist to connect, improve, and rebalance the body’s lesions and imbalances.
Cranio Sacral Therapy can help by rebalancing the body and connecting underlying lesions by giving the body a chance at a better quality and quantity of movements. This technique will not only help rebalance the body but also help the body regain its energy. Tissue restriction can be evaluated and treated with a gentle touch which will help to improve body health. Moreover, CST can help restore, and improve good substance circulation as well as aid in the removal of waste products and toxins as the cerebral spinal fluid moves throughout the Dural Tube. This technique can also reduce stress and tension. Each patient is considered an active component of their own therapy and process and the responsiveness of the patient body will guide the therapy.
Cranio Sacral therapy is a technique that involves very gentle touching, with a pressure of up to 5 grams (the weight of a nickel) on the body. In order have positive change, one must allow the body to rebalance to a healthier homeo dynamic status. However, the purpose is to feel the fascia’s’ mobility as well as the fluid mobility and any rhythm/pulse. The touch should therefore be very light in order to avoid any adverse reactions from muscles or bones that will prevent the body facias, or fluids to be evaluated and treated. However, deep sensations may be perceived during or after as session as changes occur and the body rebalances itself. It can wake up an old injury /pain of the underlying body compensation. Traumatic injuries are stored in the brain as a physical event; once these are released a sort of physical unwinding may occur. Once the traumatic action is released the body no longer holds it, causing an improved well-being. This is not negative, because this old problem might be part of the origin of the actual discomfort or problem. The patient could also feel some discomfort after the treatment that will fade after 24 to 48 hours. The body rebalances, improved nutrient flow occurs, and nerves can function better.
This process sometimes manifests itself as pain especially as toxins are released and are reprocessed. The body needs to adjust to its new condition and discomfort can be a part of the rebalancing process and the self-correction of the body. A new and improved positioning of bodily structures can involve stretching or contracting muscles as positions are corrected and this can produce some initial discomfort as proper alignment is established.
Sabine has trained in Cranio Sacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute and is part of its mentoring program in order to continue to learn and improve her techniques. Sabine uses Cranio Sacral techniques frequently while treating people with chronic pain. Indeed, she is part of a program and a team of diverse specialists that help children, adolescents and young adults with chronic pain disorders, and uses Cranio Sacral Therapy techniques in order to help her patients live a comfortable, pain-free life.