Cranialsacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on approach to healing that involves “listening with the fingers” to the body’s subtle rhythms and movement.
All of life is in motion, and one manifestation is the subtle “breathe” of all body tissues. The presence of subtle rhythmic motion in the body was discovered a century ago by William Sutherland, D.O. Through a lifetime of research and practice he postulated a theory that this motion is produced by the body’s inherent life force. Together with the cranial bones and network of tissues and fluids at the core of the body, these rhythms and movements make up a physiological system which he called the primary respiratory system. The ability of the tissues to maintain this rhythm is a crucial aspect of health.
Over the course of our lives our body responds to multiples stressors: physical, mental and emotional. Any unresolved tension, strain or trauma we experience can create areas of inertia which limit the tissue’s function. Events can imprint themselves in our tissues, which then replay when triggered. A trained CST practitioner can read these body patterns, release areas of inertia and promote free expression of tissue movement and function.
CST is one healing modality incorporated in Sheila’s Balanced Life Healing treatments