Craniosacral Therapist in Glastonbury and Wells

A craniosacral therapist (sometimes called a cranial therapist) uses light and gentle touch to work with the fluids, connective tissues and bones of the body to restore balance and harmony, leading to improved health and well-being. It is suitable for people from all walks of life, and can bring about subtle yet profound changes. All living things posses a life-force and a vitality that distinguishes them from non-living things. Craniosacral therapy aims to stimulate this vital life-force, helping it to recover from the  the assault of the modern world, and thus promote healing.

A craniosacral therapy session lasts about an hour during which the client remains fully clothed, usually lying down. It works with the whole person and changes in mental, physical and emotional states often occur. Usually this is a pleasant and relaxing experience, although the work can sometimes stir up buried emotions and trauma that can be temporarily difficult, but life is never an entirely smooth journey, and in the longer term these changes lead to improvements on all levels.

 History of Craniosacral Therapy

 Craniosacral therapy was discovered and developed by the osteopath William Sutherland around the turn of the twentieth century. He was actually trying to prove that the cranial bones do not move (a belief still held by many skeptics). He experimented on himself and found that the cranial bones do have a subtle movement, and the effects of restricting their movement had powerful effects – both good and bad. He then developed the work into the highly effective treatment practiced today by craniosacral therapists, where the natural movement of cranial and other bones is gently encouraged. There are still many skeptics around today who work on the principle ‘I don’t believe it, therefore its nonsense’, but there are many other people who have benefited from the powerful healing effects of this work. Please note that although craniosacral therapy is similar to cranial osteopathy, a craniosacral therapist is not the same as a cranial osteopath.

For more information check out The History and Development of Craniosacral Work

Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy has many benefits, particularly in improving health and vitality which can help the body to recover from illness. You can read more about this on on this page: Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy


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