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Cranio-Sacral Therapy:

Craniosacral Therapy is used to detect and correct imbalances in the cranio-sacral system, which may be the cause of sensory, motor or neurological dysfunction. The Craniosacral system consists of the membranes and the cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord .It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth which make up the cranium down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.

The therapy has been successfully used to treat headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ, chronic fatigue, motor coordination difficulties, eye problems and central nervous system disorders.

The toll exacted on a body from an accident, disease, stressful situation, or emotionally devastating experience can extend far beyond the obvious physical effects. Energy that accompanies a trauma can be retained, suppressed, and isolated within the body by the non-conscious long after the problem seems to be healed in essence, forming "energy cysts".

This is where the process of Somato Emotional Release can intervene. A result of meaningful, intentioned touch, Somato Emotional Release allows for the identification and removal of energy cysts along with their associated emotions.


Craniosacral Therapy for Mothers and Babies

A woman experiences many changes in her body and in her relationships during her pregnancy, childbirth and immediately after giving birth. CST effectively addresses any concerns which may arise during this emotional time and provides a safe neutral space where healing can take place.

It can also have a positive effect on the psychological, physiological and spiritual well being as mum adapts to the demands of pregnancy and new motherhood. Studies have shown that mothers who receive gentle complementary therapies during their pregnancy are better able to provide a loving touch to their new-born infants.

The sessions are tailored to meet the mother's needs for physical, verbal and energetic support and her requirements for comfort and modesty. CST does not require disrobing .


Pre Natal CST Session

A pre natal CST session is a special time for a mother to get in touch with her changing body and growing baby. It is designed melt away the daily effects of stress and pressure from the mum-to-be and this will help to restore energy and balance to the physical body.

During this phase of the pregnancy it is important to gently improve the mobility and alignment in the mother's pelvis so as the ever growing baby can move more easily and assume an ideal position for the birthing process.


Post Natal CST Session

A post natal CST session will focus on the structural realignment of the pelvis and the rehabilitation of muscles which may have been weakened or over-worker during the pregnancy. It can greatly improve the healing process for mothers who have had cesarean births also. It is important for a new mother to be nurtured immediately after her birth process.

At this point attention shifts away from her and onto her infant and as most of her energy is spent on caring for her new baby she may start to feel tired and neglected. Therefore it is beneficial to the whole family when a new mother receives relaxation and attention just for herself.


CST during the Childbearing year can help

- Relieve cramping

- Address back pain

- Treat sciatic and nerve pain

- Establish optimal fetal position

- Release pelvic and groin pain

- Promote recovery from Cesarean Births


Experiencing a session:

How a session is performed.

A CranioSacral Therapy session usually takes place in a quiet, private setting. We recommend that clients wear loose, comfortable clothing. Clients remain fully clothed, though most choose to remove their shoes. The session is performed with the client reclining on a massage or treatment table while the practitioner stands or sits, positioned at various times throughout the session at the client's head, middle torso or feet.

What you may experience during a session.

Experiences during a CST session are as individual as the clients and practitioners themselves. They also may differ from session to session. At times, a client may deeply relax or even fall asleep; at other times, he or she may talk a great deal, recalling hidden memories or expressing emotions. Some will remain still during the entire session, hardly noticing the practitioner's evaluation and treatment, while others will experience sensations within the body as the evaluation process is carried out.

At various times throughout the session, the practitioner will support a client's limbs and spine while facilitating release of accumulated tension. This process is called energy cyst release or tissue release. During this release, the client might recall circumstances surrounding a past shock, trauma or injury. Releasing and re-experiencing past hurts assists the body in reversing dysfunction and restoring the previous level of mobility.

What you may experience following a session

Just as individuals experience CST sessions differently, the immediate results can be diverse as well. This relaxed state may cause some to sleep for many hours after a session. Others may experience an increase in energy. Reduction of pain or an increase in function may occur immediately after the session, or it may develop gradually over the next few days. Since CST helps the body resume its natural healing processes, it isn't unusual for improvement to continue weeks after the session. For some there may be a reorganisation phase as the body adapts to the release of previously held patterns.


Tony Lawless , Natural Healing Practitioner, 16 Brookwood Rise, Dublin 5,
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