What Conditions Can Craniosacral Therapy Address?
Because it seeks to work at such subtle and formative levels of functioning, cranial work can potentially help with a huge range of conditions in different ways. It can also benefit, support and offer resourcing when a client is undergoing medical procedures.
Conditions that cranial work can treat include:
- Birth Trauma
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Circulatory Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Infant and Childhood Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Migraines and Headaches
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Orthopedic Problems
- Physical Abuse
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
- Trauma – accidents, falls or injuries
- TMJ Syndrome
- And more
What Benefits Can Result From Craniosacral Therapy?
The results of Craniosacral Therapy can be surprising, as the specific complaint that led them to seek treatment might not be the first issue to improve, or an unexpected sense of well-being emerges. The body has its own intelligence, and sets its own priorities.
However, in general terms you may well experience a better sense of balance, or a perception of feeling lighter. You may find you have more energy, or feel more ease and spaciousness within yourself as the system resolves sites of minor or major trauma. Feelings of stress frequently decrease, with resulting benefits feeding through to other areas of life. Your concentration and cognitive focus may improve. You will most likely feel more relaxed and centred, and breathe more deeply and calmly.
Craniosacral Therapy seeks to relieve pain, both in the short term and, for chronic conditions, cumulatively over the medium and long term, and its clinical goal is to restore as much functioning to affected areas as possible. However, as each person is unique, inevitably the results of your therapy cannot be predicted precisely.