Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST)

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Cranio-sacral therapy is a subtle and profound healing form.

In a typical cranio-sacral session, you will usually lie fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands usually lightly on your body and tuning in. The first thing you will probably notice is a sense of deep relaxation, which will generally last throughout the session. This release of tension often extends into everyday life.

Sometimes the benefits are not immediately noticeable but become obvious on returning to a familiar environment. The work is often deeply moving and exhilarating.

The benefit can also be noticed after few days in some people. The experience is different from each baby, child or adult according to their own need of balance and adjustments.

I use CST by itself or with Nutritional advice and NAET treatments to integrate the entire body mind system at a deeper level. I notice that the body respond much more to the NAET treatments and the person feels more complete and healthier in body and mind, each time by releasing old patterns and old issue stored in the body.

CST has been used for babies as soon as they come into life to help the baby system to settle into a normal rhythm and vitality. Very helpful for mothers as well as it help with re-balance the normal rhythmic motions of their system after their labor that is traumatic or not.

 Mothers that have seen me for CS also see a benefit from the therapy when their children are teething. I would put an big advice to all mother to have their own treatments after birth and in time of stress as that helps the children as well. As mothers we are connected very much to our children and vice-versa. Quite often we forget that our emotional and physical health is as important as our children…

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My experience of Cranio-sacral therapy and my clients experience of what it does:

It is called cranio-sacral because the of the spinal fluid going from the cranium to the sacral is what makes everything function well and properly. All the nerves and nerve transmission from the brain to the body and from the body to the brain go through there and it is all connected like a tree with branches and roots. What the cranio-sacral therapist does is listening to the rhythm of that fluid and feel if there is any blockage in the body, memory cells of the tissue and the mind as well as the energetic field around that body to see if it is breathing well and properly. If there is a blockage just our training and knowledge will help the mother, baby and adult unblock the blockage and re-balance the system or body function.

I found that people who have a very busy life can finally see what is happening with them and around them. Being more aware of how they feel and what they are doing in their life, makes them change things that they want to change much easier and more stable and centered.

CST is an amazing tool to stabilize your life in general. People say that they do not know how it works but it does, even though during the session some can feel their body adjusting and moving, while changes and blockages are addressed. I know how it works, and how much our own body is well capable of healing itself if given the chance. 

My theory is that our spine is middle point of our energetic field or our physical body, I include the middle of the head and the middle of the legs (or between our legs) with an imaginary flexible but strong rod. When that rod sway from one side to another or back and forward because of life circumstances, such as strong emotions, old or new physical and mental trauma, then the grounding and the stability of that rod is challenged and we can see it through our surrounding life or feel it through pain in our body. Sometimes, if you have learned how to stabilize yourself, that rod gets back to the middle line very quickly, and sometimes the rod gets stuck in one position or another, and unable to move, which it means, you get stuck in your lives and not able to move or change anything. When it manifests itself in physical pain, you might try the physical therapist to get rid of it, and it comes back over and over again, even though there is nothing seriously wrong with it. That is because there is a blockage there, emotional/mental or otherwise that needs to be acknowledged and let go. 

With CST, what we do, is free that blockage and stabilize the rod in the centre of the body again, so that your life is back to normal, with possible few changes. Life does throw challenges at us all the time, and it is a normal way of living, it is the you deal with them and how fast you get back to the centre, that is important. So, what CST teaches you is to get back to normality quicker and stronger. 

If feels like we are doing magic when you have the treatments and afterwards your life gets a much easier and more stable, however, it is not magic and it does not go away, as long as you change the way you see life in general and keep stabilizing yourself with the suggestions that come up during the sessions.

I found that CST has also a strong spiritual healing power as well. It depends on the therapist and if they have themselves experience their own spiritual healing (this is nothing to do with religion, it is something to do with your inner soul and own spirituality however you see it).

Memory cells – my experience with Cranio-sacral therapy was amazing. My labor and my son birth were very traumatic. My son kept having colds and coughs from the time I stopped breastfeeding at 14 months. As I did not want to give antibiotics all the time I sought for  other ways of dealing with that. Homeopathy vitamin C and nutrition helped to get rid of the colds or reduce them when he had them but he still kept having more colds and coughs that he should have had. So I took him to cranio-sacral and it took a while as I took him to the Student clinic but they got rid of his traumatic birth and finally his colds and coughs were reduced to once a year and now not even once a year.

He can now fight the colds very easily and usually gets over anything much easier than any other child that I know.

My own experience with CS was that even after 7 years since the labor my memory cells body still retained that trauma.I had epidural so I did not feel mentally any pain, but my body did. And all that pain and trauma was still pretty stored in my tissues. Finally I got rid of it with CS and it is amazing the difference it made even to my personal life physically and emotionally.

Some of the children and babies that I treated with CS had some traumatic birth or even not and what some of the issues that reduced were:son_pic2_copyright

  • Colic’s which are very frequent in babies
  • Frequency of throwing up the milk
  • Sleeping better and more peacefully
  • Stronger connection with mother and babies (the mother needs to be treated as well as the baby for both reflux and connection with the baby)
  • Clinging babies or toddlers
  • Other problems that have been helped with my treatment of CS are:
  • Teething
  • Coughing
  • Frequent colds for the babies,
  • Toddlers and children
  • Reduction of allergies
  • Reduced irritation, which have led to a happier and more communicative toddler.
  • Reduction and or elimination of night terror in toddlers and children in general.

Starting life with a great balance system is one of the huge benefit that the baby will have in coping any of the issue that life brings. Babies treated with CS have a more positive and happier attitude in life and feel more confident of their journey.