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Craniosacral therapy for deep relaxation

Posted by admin on Thu, Jul 29, 2010

One of the most popular "energy medicine" therapies, craniosacral therapy is a very gentle touch which enhances deep relaxation to boost self healing. Research has shown that the head bones rythmically move  cranio_image in coordination with the sacrum. There is movement of the cranial bones and all the body tissues in a subtle, rhythmic pattern as the cerebrospinal fluid ebbs and flows. If there is restriction to that motion- from trauma, tissue damage or even traumatic memories, a person can have reduced adaptabilities to the stresses of everyday life.
Craniosacral therapy can be used for:
Management of chronic pain such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain,
Stress relief
Helping an autistic individual find greater ease by decreasing stress on the central nervous system
Depression and anxiety
Dyslexia, eye problems
Craniosacral therapy is deeply relaxing and has been desribed as "like floating on water." Some people feel as if they are drifting in and out of sleep. Others have reported that they felt flow of energy in their chakra system. The sessions increase relaxation, bring a deeper sense of one's own body, and can enhance well-being. Sessions are conducted fully clothed and at the end you are awake, alert and energized.

Dr. Wilson points out that the autonomic nervous system can be brought into stronger self-regulation by craniosacral therapy: "This  explains the sometimes dramatic results of self-healing described in Dr. John Upledger's book, Your Inner Physician and You: Craniosacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release; so craniosacral therapy is Good Medicine as well as feeling good."

Special Offer!

Dr. Wilson is offering an introductory experience of craniosacral therapy for only $55 between now and August 31, 2010.

Ralph Wilson, ND is a naturopathic physician at NIHA, an integrative medicine and dental center serving the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia metro area. He specializes in natural medicine options, energy medicine, Autonomic Nervous System support through biofeedback, Soma-Focus/Hypnotherapy, Craniosacral therapy, therapeutic education and support for biological dentistry. 

Topics: craniosacral therapy, energy therapies, mind-body