About Craniosacral Therapy

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The second pillar to the Insideout philosophy of whole body health is the use of stillness to slow the body down. Efficient movement arises out of stillness. Through her training and experience as a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Charlotte has come to understand that it is the combination of movement and stillness therapies that best facilitates holistic healing.

Imagine a balloon filled with air. Poking it with your finger affects the entire balloon, causing changes in pressure and shape throughout. The human body is like the balloon in that everything in our bodies is connected to everything else. Thus, stress, trauma or pain in one area affects the entire body in one way or another.

Humans are polyrhythmic organisms: our bodies host a number of concurrent rhythms: breathing and primary respiration are important rhythms; organs and bones have rhythms as well. With our busy lives and many competing demands, our rhythms quicken and we become stuck in the “fight or flight” patterns of our sympathetic nervous system.


 

When this happens, we may feel overly stressed, suffer headaches, overreact emotionally, be overly sensitive to pain or be unable to turn off the mind and relax. Working through gentle touch, craniosacral therapy can promote stillness, slow bodily rhythms and reset the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

Our bodies are made up of 70% water. All drops of water are connected to each other and move as one body of fluid in the body. Craniosacral therapy works with the therapeutic tidal-like movements within this living water of the fluid body. Craniosacral therapy helps create a safe “container” for the body so it can tap its own innate intelligence to heal itself.


 
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