Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on healing technique; an empathic system working with the subtle patterns held in the body. A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the client to tune into these subtle rhythms and facilitate the release and healing of stress, injury, disease and difficult experiences.
Craniosacral therapy developed from the work of an American osteopath, Dr William Sutherland in the early 1900s. He discovered intrinsic movements of the bones in the head and his further research revealed different rhythms in the body. He inferred, from further observation, and later went on to demonstrate to his satisfaction, that these movements are inextricably linked with mental and emotional health and that restriction of these movements corresponds to a reduction of the natural capacity to self-heal.
Craniosacral therapy has developed from clinical experience, which shows that health is something active and not just an absence of disease. Health is the expression of life, responsible for the organisation of the millions of things that are constantly happening in the body.
Starting this month's Nature blog topic, Ally Stott explores the 'Wholearth Approach' which recognises that we are nature - we humans are of the same Body as the wider than human world, of plants, water, animals, trees, insects, sky, rock.