Craniosacral therapy stems from Cranial Osteopathy which was developed by William Sutherland. In the 1970’s, physician and researcher John E. Upledger, studied with Sutherland and developed Upldeger CranioSacral Therapy which is a gentle, hands-on technique based on the principles of cranial osteopathy. It is used worldwide by healthcare professionals to detect and correct restrictions in the craniosacral system.
The CranioSacral System consists of the brain and spinal cord which are enveloped by a tough waterproof membrane called the dura mater and cerebrospinal fluid which is produced within the system. The CranioSacral rhythm is the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid within the borders of the dura mater and intracranial membranes and can be palpated by a CranioSacral therapist. Since the CranioSacral System is connected to the network of fascia that supports your organs, bones and muscles, the rhythm can be felt anywhere on the body. By evaluating its quality and locations of limited mobility, problems can be detected and then treated with subtle touch at various points around the body.
The dura mater is attached to the cranial bones and the inner surface of the sacrum and subtle manipulations of these bones can release restrictions in the membranes and dura mater using the cranial bones and sacrum as “handles”. Releases of the membranes can be felt as relaxation, heat, pulsation and sometimes memories of trauma that caused the restriction in the first place. When these feelings are expressed, there is often a dramatic decrease in painful symptoms and improved function of the involved area.
SomatoEmotional Release (SER) complements CranioSacral Therapy through light touch techniques that help a person release the lingering physical effects and emotional energy associated with old injuries or traumas. Based on research performed by biophysicist Zvi Karni and John E. Upledger DO, SER is a gentle process that supports a person’s transition from unresolved issues towards well being and full function.
A resonant kinesiologist uses movement, touch and sound to help people increase awareness and learn about their bodies. Resonant Kinesiology is based in the concept that when a body notices itself, it can access its inner healing wisdom and begin healing. Often, deep transformation on a whole body level occurs.
Visceral Manipulation (VM) helps to mobilize organ specific fascia to release dysfunctions and imbalances throughout the body including. musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic tissues. The motility and suspension of organs, menbranes and fascia is restored with gentle touch in the direction of ease, Visceral restrictions often have structural connections so VM can help relieve symptoms of neck/back pain, headaches, joint disorders, poor posture and more.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymphatic fluid carries toxins and waste products away from tissues back to the heart through contractions of the smooth muscle cells contained within channels to the nodes and then on to the ducts that return the fluid to the cardiovascular system. Very light pressure in rhythmic motions can stimulate lymphatic flow to help detoxify the body. People with primary and secondary lymphedema would need further treatment from certified practitioners who provide wrapping and advise on pressure garments.
Yoga uses various breathing techniques and bodily postures to bring strength, balance, flexibility and alignment to the structure of the body, as well as peace and clarity of the mind and spirit. It improves circulation of bodily fluids, mobility of joints and tissues and function of organs and glands. It is an excellent form of exercise in a rehabilitation program. I am certified in teaching Hatha Yoga through the Sivananda Yoga center.
My skills for holding a healing space enable you to deepen, clarify or engage your healing process. The intention is for you to more easily and accurately complete the puzzle of your disease, illness or discomfort through accessing your innate healing forces and enhancing self awareness. When a body notices itself, it has the potential for change. Changes can come in the form of new perceptions, healthier boundaries or greater ease in physical structures. By changing your internal environment, you can create a more integrated flow and feel more freedom in your being.
The session is a collaboration in facilitating personal empowerment for self healing. In a long distance session, I will be connecting, listening and feeling from my navigational field for how your physiology changes and will be asking for feedback throughout the session. You decide the pace and how much to receive. You can always ask for what you need in releasing layers that are physical, emotional or energetic.
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