Cranio Sacral Therapy

Life expresses itself as movement. If you place the hands on the body gently you can feel the continuous movement of the rib cage with each breath; of the arterial pulse with each heart beat – and if you are sensitive enough to what you feel under your finger tips you may feel something else.

Expressed throughout the body is a slow tide like movement as the tissues in the body swell and narrow with fluid- these slow movements can be felt anywhere on the body and have been recorded with scientific tools. This movement sometimes feels as though its being restricted in one place or another – this is an indicator of an injury or an old strain pattern. In Cranio Sacral Therapy we use these subtle movements to inform our treatment of the body. We help enhance movement where it is lacking or weak. With the simplest and lightest of touch the body is able to respond at a deep level.

Are osteopathy and Cranio Sacral Therapy different?

The concept of Cranio Sacral Therapy has been a part of osteopathy from the beginning of the last century.  It is only in recent years that the two have been separated   It is possible, to see a person just trained as a Cranio Sacral Therapist, but most of our osteopathic therapists received cranio sacral training during their undergraduate training.  With  Intrinsi therapists you know you are getting the best of osteopathy with the best of Cranio Sacral Therapy.

What kind of symptoms respond best to Cranio Sacral Therapy?

Cranio Sacral therapy is a profound, deep and yet very gentle form of treatment that can help injuries, digestive problems and bring greater health to the body. It is suitable for all ages but is particularly beneficial for babies and children that parent’s suspect are still suffering from a difficult birth. Cranio Sacral Therapy can also be helpful during pregnancy to support the continual changes occurring emotionally and physically and to balance the pelvis and low back in preparation for birth. These are areas where Cranio Sacral treatment can be beneficial however we have many clients who have old injuries that respond well to this kind of treatment where other therapies have not been successful.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on what your goals are, what symptoms you suffer from, and how readily your system responds to this therapy. As a general rule, four to six sessions will have a significant impact on most people’s health, and in some cases only one session can make a dramatic difference. Often, clients receive regular sessions for longer periods of time, followed by an occasional tune-up to maintain health.