WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Your practitioner will take a detailed case history at first, listening with care to the reasons for your visit. The session happens fully clothed on a treatment table and your practitioner will make very gentle, non-invasive contact on different areas of your body with an attentive and non-judgmental presence.
The tide-like motions of the craniosacral system can be felt throughout the whole body and are our deepest expression of health. Your practitioner uses their hands and senses to listen to these subtle rhythmic motions and to where there might be places of 'stuckness' or stasis within this. All this will highlight your individual needs and the practitioner will respond accordingly in dialogue with you and your experience. Through this, they help support the unfolding of the healing process, guided by your body's own profound intelligence.
Craniosacral Therapy allows the process of change and healing to take place by meeting your body at its own pace, so treatment may require several sessions.
“We’re listening to the motion present in the whole. And that motion… is considered to be a reflection of the patient’s health. So we begin with something that’s healthy in the patient and we synchronise with it and, as we do, something changes in us and we become aware of a certain kind of stillness that is neither in the patient, nor in ourselves, but seems to be a foundational influence from which the breathing emerges… And it feels like water, or honey, being breathed.”
- James Jealous D.O.