Body-oriented therapy that supports the self-healing capacity of the body.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) was developed by John E. Upledger, physician and osteopath.
CST can be used for both physical and emotional issues. The method uses gentle manual techniques aimed at tense areas in the body. During the treatment you lie dressed and relaxed on the treatment table.
Clients benefit from it as a supportive therapy for other treatments or as a stand-alone therapy. Often the goal is to (re)find relaxation, to recover from stress or trauma, or to reduce pain.
Purpose of craniosacral therapy
Craniosacral therapy intervenes on the craniosacral and connective tissue system of the body. The craniosacral system consists of the skull (‘cranium’), sacrum (‘sacrum’) and the cerebral and spinal membranes (‘dura’). The dura is part of the whole of connective tissue that forms an elastic network throughout the body.
It is essential that the connective tissue moves smoothly with all our movements. However, tensions and blockages may have arisen due to, for example, illness or trauma. This can manifest itself in, among other things, pain issues, intestinal problems, fatigue or emotional issues.
With gentle treatment techniques of CST, disturbances and stresses in the craniosacral and connective tissue system can be noticed and treated.
Book a session
- In 2022 I started taking courses CST at the Upledger Institute. I now offer a relaxation treatment of 60 minutes at a reduced rate. Minimum age is 16 years.
- What you can expect is a relaxing experience and awareness of where and how you hold tension and can let go of it.