Craniosacral Therapy is not only a cure but a complete philosophy and way of life. Soft and gentle touches are applied to the body, spine and skull.
Craniosacral Therapy involves elements and applications that prepare the body so that it encourages (furthers)the course of the session so as to eliminate injuries and traumatic experiences that may be incurred in a lifetime and form the basis for many diseases and ailments. It is very difficult to understand how that happens because the treatment goes beyond our action, which asks of the patient to leave their fate and their health (their health and in so doing, their fate) in the hands of any therapist.
Treatment always begins with simple touches and occurs gradually, allowing for a degree of confidence to develop with the traveler’s companion(fellow-traveller). Gradually there is a state of relaxation, the nervous system starts to cool off, the body takes courage and opens(becomes receptive).
Slowly and steadily, steps are taken in the area where injuries begin to emerge(emerge on the surface/to surface). Traumas, which the body recognizes as being visible to the traveler, can be felt once more, presenting an opportunity to work together with the issue that presented itself not only during the session but even days and weeks to follow until they are freed, once and for all of this.
Our body knows us, but better than anyone (There is no hiding from our own bodies.), how it suffers from the burden of a wound that could be an old injury or a painful past experience. Often it does not give us the means to be liberated from our heavy baggage/ past trauma. (Many times there is no guidance as to how we might be delivered from these burdens.)
The Craniosacral Therapy is «to perceive, understand, coexist, and have no expectations.»We allow old issues to be washed out in time, pain and tension to be resolved, to bring about relaxation in the heart of the existence of the traveler and to create space for peace and healing. The hands are for the body and the non-conscious part of the traveler anchors to stabilize the presence of the «boat», allowing it to safely penetrate and discover the deeper truths that are hidden inside.
For all these reasons it is very difficult for someone to understand with ease the Craniosacral Therapy, because the philosophy it carries with it is revolutionary and new. Few people want to take responsibility of their own health by personally taking measures to ensure their own well-being. It’s easier to pay others to make them well rather than doing something themselves. Unfortunately, this doesn’t suffice, it only takes the form of a superficial or temporary solution to the problem that in reality has not been terminated but simply a cover-up which doesn’t allow for real healing. The matter of illness simply becomes complacent somehow(remains dormant) until it later reappears elsewhere in a more severe form. Therefore, to be cured, it is good(important) to ask oneself honestly, «Do I want to be healed?» And «What do I want to do for my health?»
Craniosacral Therapy applies to people of all ages, from newborn babies to senior citizens. Craniosacral Therapy gets its name due to the place of application, in other words, namely the skull, along the spine and the sacrum.
Although the definition is a bit outdated, because we’re currently working holistically with the whole human body, Craniosacral Therapy involves an element, the craniosacral rhythm (Csr), on which its holistic view is also based.
The CranioSacral rhythm (Csr) is created by the continuous fluctuation in the volume of cerebrospinal fluid that moves in the meninges and around the brain and spinal cord. A Csr has a peculiarity, it ceases when the body goes into a healing process. This means that on a physical level some tension is released or that a traumatic experience which has a deeper psychological background can be resolved.
The CranioSacral rhythm (Csr) stays paused throughout the self-therapeutic process. In that way the fellow-traveler, who has been sensitized during his training at the Csr can recognize whether there has been self-medication and what its duration. This is a unique element in the healing process; that no other treatment has.
The basic principle for us is that there is no (directed)purpose; we do not seek the outcome. The path or rather the process during the session is what interests us. For us there are no fixed definitions such as: patient, illness and healer. For us, there is the traveler, his issues and his travelling companion (on the journey they embark on together)