Much like the tides of the ocean, our cerebral spinal fluid has a flow or “ tide” to it, as well. This includes its flow out, followed by a pause or stillness, which is then followed by the return flow or wave back in. This stillness is referred to as “dynamic stillness” and it is a reference point for the therapist.
The therapist is trained in listening and nowness – creating a sacred space in the room or office. By connecting to a nowness (fancy word for being present), the therapist creates a continuum. It leads to deeper qualities of perception and awareness. This mindfulness allows a well-trained therapist to work with precision related to remaining attentive to the changes happening under our hands. Cerebral spinal fluid begins to shift, align and flow differently. The body’s natural and inherent healing can occur, restoring balance and promoting healing.
During a session, clients remain fully clothed and lie on the massage table, while the therapist applies gentle hand-holds and moves around the table. Craniosacral therapy is not a specific treatment for a medical condition but a general method for improving the health and resilience of the human body. Most clients experience a profound sense of relaxation and peace. Sessions generally last one hour.