What is Craniosacral?
Dr John E Upledger was an Osteopath and Professor of Biomechanics at Michigan
State University. He developed CranioSacral therapy in the 1970’s, since offered as
therapist training through the Upledger Institute to over 150,000 students worldwide
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and
enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral
system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and
protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5
grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the
craniosacral system, which has been shown to improve the functioning of the central
nervous system, as well as many other systems of the body, such as digestive,
musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, and more. CST has also been shown to help
with the physical components related to such somatic conditions as Post Traumatic
Stress, depression and anxiety.
Will CST help me?
By facilitating the body's natural and innate healing processes, CST is increasingly
used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease,
and has been shown to be beneficial for people seeking help with a wide range of
healthcare challenges and symptoms including:
What can I expect from a CranioSacral treatment?
The first session will take an hour, which includes a 15 minutes discussion around
your relevant history, needs and goals.
It's best to wear comfortable, loose fitting or stretchy clothing to the appointment.
Shoes, glasses and belts are removed prior to assessment and treatment. During
the treatment people typically lie face-up, fully clothed on a therapy table.
The focus is primarily on the bones of the spine and head, with some joint and soft
tissue work as needed. Treatment involves non-invasive fascia release, helping any
bones that may be out of place, or restricted. While the treatment begins with a
whole system protocol, where issues or energy restrictions are found in any part of
the body, eg shoulder, spine, or hip, these are also dealt with specifically.
The touch is very light, typically less than 5g, or the weight of a 10 cent coin.
Follow up sessions are up to 60 minutes. There are discounts for 4 packs and
memberships. Children’s sessions are kept to 30 minutes maximum. Rhys is not currently working with babies or infants, though this may change in future. Please discuss any children under the age of 8 years with Rhys on 0272445886 prior to booking.
You can expect to be treated with absolute respect and integrity.
See www.paxbodywork.co.nz/bookings for further information.