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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy enhances the functioning of the craniosacral system, which comprises the tissues and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It derives from osteopathic medicine and can be a powerful addition to other therapies. Craniosacral therapy may help alleviate the following conditions:

Cranio-sacral Therapy

Cranial faults cause many symptoms, from headaches to backaches to any malfunction in the body. Past physical and even psychological trauma often results in the body developing internal tensions that become permanent.

These held tensions reduce your body’s capability to move its chemicals, blood and nutrients to where they are needed. Realignment of structures and surrounding tissues enables more blood flow to the area and also permits improved drainage of toxins, thus bringing about the relief of disease conditions.

Children and Craniosacral Therapy

This gentle therapy is suitable for babies, children and the elderly, as well as adults and those in frail condition.

One of the most common causes of cranial faults is a difficult birth process, where strong compression and decompression forces move small bones over each other. The most severe cranial faults develop before the age of 7.

The effects of a traumatic birth can last a lifetime, inhibiting your child’s ability to learn and concentrate. The body adapts to the dysfunction, but it isn’t the happiest start possible. Very young children cannot locate the source of the discomfort, nor can they communicate it.

Your baby can be treated on a couch or whilst being held in Mum’s arms – whichever way works best.

Dental Distress

The jaws and teeth are an extension of the brain and spinal cord. Your “bite” or the relationship of your upper to your lower jaw is a main signalling system for controlling your body’s stress reactions and posture, and affects over 50% of your body’s functions.

Even small changes in the delicate balance between your upper and lower teeth, such as dental work, can send a distress signal to the rest of your body, causing real body stress, even when you are trying to relax.

Problems with teeth or jaws also create disturbances down the vertebrae of the spine and rotation of the pelvis. When head and body are out of alignment, lung capacity can be reduced by as much as 30%, digestion may also be affected, as well as thyroid and other hormonal functions.

We work with dentists to ensure that optimal function is restored to the whole head, neck and jaw area, both before and after dental treatment.