Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle yet profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body. With its subtle therapeutic approach, the body has an opportunity to realign and heal. There are natural movements and rhythms within the body which are orchestrated by organising forces, however for a variety of reasons these forces get compromised creating inertia, fragmentation, blocks and lack of flow in our systems, experienced as dis-eases by us. A skilled practitioner will be able to sense the disrupting movements in the body and invite it to start a process where corrections can take place. CST involves gentle techniques that involves deep presence and conversational skills that engage these organising forces in the body,
Much more than a mechanical approach with techniques, it is a therapeutic approach which relies on the therapist’s depth of presence to their client’s unfolding somatic expressions and rhythms. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is of major importance in facilitating and supporting the natural impulse of the body which constantly seeks health and balance. In this deep listening to what unfolds during a session the client’s body starts a process of correction towards a more coherent body/mind imprint which is inherent in all living beings. A feeling that you have been heard in the truest sense of the word is a common experience during and after a Craniosacral session.
It is performed on a comfortable massage table, the client is fully clothed. The treatment is focused on supporting the health of the whole being, and it is extremely calming for the nervous system. Its focus is on the existing health which is inherent on our bodies hence a type of therapy that can help any type of discomfort or dis-ease. Because it is so gentle and deeply relaxing it is the ideal therapy for babies, children, pregnant women and post-surgery patients.
This process may be short, may take a few visits, or it may take several months. The symptoms you are experiencing start to ease off and eventually tend to disappear.
BENEFITS BEFORE, DURING PREGNANCY, BIRTH, AND POST-PARTUM
SOME BENEFITS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
Many many thanks. P.L.
During the first session, as Tania began the treatment, I felt rushes of energy coursing through my body, a delicious pleasant tingling from the soles of my feet, up my spine and into my buttocks, then into my head and beyond. A feeling of healing energy washed through me during the session, and a deep relaxation.
In the second treatment, as Tania placed her hand over my pubic area, where I have experienced chronic long term pain for 3 years, an image came to me very clearly, of a newborn baby, just delivered from the womb, tiny and crinkled, and held in the arms of somebody just in front of me. I don’t know if I was the child, or if the child was mine. Then, the baby disappeared and an image came of hundreds of writhing snakes inside my body, a huge mass of intertwined serpents, a terrifying vision.
Then again, quite clearly, as my focus came to my yoni(Vagina), I heard the words “sorry, sorry, sorry”. The words and pictures came clear as a bell. That evening, I woke in the middle of the night, with painful prickling sensations over my whole body and pelvic discomfort, the resurgence of an old sympton that I hadn’t experienced in well over a year. There is no doubt in my mind that the treatment brought to the surface, and released, a layer of very deep healing.
As I meditated on the experience the next day, questions came up and passed. Whilst my mind questioned the “sorry” that was spoken three times, I acknowledge that it’s enough simply to have heard the words. And for the words to have been expressed. I don’t need to know who or what or why, but somewhere some time, something happened that shouldn’t have. And tears came in recognition of this. As the tears pass I became aware of a surge of strength, a strong sense of connection with self and I feel the deliciousness of being me, in this body, in this life. My feet feel rooted to the ground, yet I’m aware of my sensitivity – the yin and the yang. I feel present, noting the colour of the walls, the warmth of the blanket wrapped around me, and I feel a great peace within. I am love.
During my third treatment, my body felt stiff and frozen, none of the usual lovely tingles of energy moving through. I felt convinced that nothing would come up this time. Then as Tania placed her hand over my yoni (vagina), I saw an image of many bats, hundreds of them, fluttering and flying out of my body, as if they’d suddenly been disturbed. Like beating an old carpet, and watching the dust billowing out. I began to cry, racked with tears, and a huge sense of catharsis and release, followed by complete exhaustion. I had the strong sense that another shedding of old trauma had been released.
Moving into the fourth session, I felt a lovely completion. As Tania laid her hands on me, there was nothing dramatic, no images, no words, no extreme emotions. I just experienced a calm and grounded feeling, of being really connected and “in” my body. And the strong awareness that I am just a soul encased inside a physical body. My body and consciousness welcomed and soaked up Tania’s treatment, and I feel great appreciation that we were able to meet in this space and do such powerful work together.
My sessions with Tania were gentle, compassionate and I felt held in a very safe and sacred space with her, whilst we worked together. She fully listened to me from her heart, and to feel completely “heard” is a healing thing in itself.
I know that my sessions with Tania prompted a great surge of energetic healing, and emotions that were long held were released organically. And having been chronically unwell for the last few years it excited me to know that this treatment moved something very profoundly, away from stagnation into movement and flow
Thank you again.