Craniosacral therapy is a very subtle manual therapy that primarily focuses on examination and treatment of central nervous system and associated structures. Craniosacral therapy works with „craniosacral rhythm“ (CSR), which is probably the result of continuous creation and resorption of cerebro-spinal liquid (liquor cerebrospinalis). Through inducing stillpoints the self-regulating mechanisms of the organism are mobilized.
Using a very soft pressure on the bones and tissues, the CST enables a most subtle balancing of the movement of individual skull bones and induces, in the first place, the relaxation of brain and spinal membranes.
Craniosacral therapy connects to the deepest levels of our life energy. As a result, it enables us to achieve a state of deep relaxation during the session. This, in turn, makes it possible to reach as far as old psychic and physical blockades and eventually release them through using various communication models.
Craniosacral therapy was developed by one of the first disciples of Andrew Tailor Still, the founder of osteopathy. It was dr. Sutherland who was especially fascinated by skull bones during his studies at the American School of Osteopathy at the beginning of the 19th century.
During his experiments he discovered that the skull is capable of growing rhythmically slightly larger and again smaller. He gave this rhythm, functioning independently of the heartbeat and breath, the name of „primary respiratory mechanism“. Cranial osteopathy is, next to the visceral and parietal osteopathy, an integral part of a whole concept of manual examination and treatment.
Dr. John Upledger, an american physician and osteopath, rediscovered cranial osteopathy around 1970 and further developed this work by adding manual techniques of body therapy to it, such as SomatoEmotinal Release (SER). SER makes it possible to release traumatic experiences from the body memory by means of the so-called. „unwinding“. He called his work “CranioSacral Therapy“ (CST) and took it it out of the osteopathic context so as to make it accessible to a large number of people.
Christoph Newiger/Osteopathie – Sanftes Heilen mit den Händen
Dr. John Upledger/Auf den inneren Arzt hören
Dr. John Upledger/Lehrbuch der CranioSacralen Therapie
Dr. John Upledger/Beyond the Dura
Dr. John Upledger/SomatoEmotionale Praxis der CranioSacralen Therapie
Gert Groot Landeweer/Einführung in die CranioSacrale Therapie
Anthony Arnold/Rhythmus und Berührung
Ramraj Ulrich Löwe/CranioSacrale Heilkunst
Etienne und Neeto Peirsman/Mit sanfter Berührung
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