We all have at some time or other been overwhelmed by traumatic or difficult experiences, whether physical or psychological. Our body deals with the injury in the best way it could through the evolution of patterns that shape itself about these experiences. For instance, simple accidents like a bad fall or blow may leave a residue compression or pattern in the tissues.
Emotional stresses like relationship break ups, moving house, and changing tasks can impair your nervous system and leave unresolved jolt within your body. Anything unresolved in your body continues to trigger the fight-flight behavior of your nervous system that may result in a pattern of anxiety and pain. Cranial Sacral therapy approaches your system by listening to how it expresses itself in the present moment.
The therapist, by massaging her hands softly on the body, may detect many unique levels of pattern. These could be felt as muscle strain, fascial compression, connective tissue pulls and twists, or an imbalance or weakness in the cranial rhythm. It’s the noninvasive and gentle nature of Cranial Sacral Therapy that permits the cells to tell their own story.
Receiving a Cranial Sacral therapy enables the brain to enter “neutral”. Quieting the mind encourages the healing intelligence on mind to come forth. Instead of battle and fear and suppression there’s a deep peace and a surrender to the natural wisdom in you to cure. When the brain is in neutral it’s not sending reactive signs to the body which tighten the muscles. The body can forego pressure and may take in deeper breaths, bringing more cleansing and oxygen to the cells.
Alarm mode messengers like cortisol, adrenaline and histamine can be efficiently removed from the body. Many symptoms like swelling, infections, inflammation, headaches, high blood pressure, nerve pain, fatigue and reduced immune system can be traced back to a wealth of those reactive chemical messengers. The process of unwinding happens as the patterns of limitation are listened to and recognized. The cranial rhythm climbs and participates in vibration with the consciousness of the traumatic experience.
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The release of injury patterns might be experienced in a variety of ways, like sensations of tingling, pulsation or warmth or emotional release. The therapist recognizes the wisdom of the body in organizing itself about injury, so doesn’t force anyone into processing those restrictions before they are prepared. Instead, much of the work is concerned with building up internal resources, so that recovery can take place concerning the body’s own timing and travel. The great thing about the body is that it’s intended to free up pressures when it feels safe to do so.
Cranial Sacral therapy can loosen up a tight sacrum and mobilize your pelvis and buttocks. The thoracic region, involved in birth, production, stability and elimination, is an important region to health and well-being. If there’s injury to this area there may be restriction in nerves and blood vessels that are responsible for the flow of nutrients in and the flow of cellular waste products out.
There are often limitations that connect the pelvis area during the dural membrane along the backbone to the cranium. The bones of the cranium operate in pairs and have a gentle rhythm that unlatches strain similar to the hinges on a door. The cranial fluid moves rhythmically around the brain and spinal cord bringing appropriate nerve communication and cleansing to each cell. This is the reason why Cranial Sacral therapy is so effective for relief from headaches and jaw pain and tension.