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Distance Cranio-Sacral Therapy

 

 

Distance Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful way of offering this treatment, that:

  • helps your body-mind to relax, rest and ‘let go’;
  • works with your body’s natural life-force, and its self-healing and re-balancing ability;
  • supports the release old patterns of tension and symptoms stemming from injury, illness, surgery or trauma;
  • helps you to connect with deeper levels of presence, embodiment, awareness and peace.

Click here to read more about how Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy could help you and which conditions can benefit.

The Theory:

Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy focuses primarily on the subtle, rhythmic motions originating from the cerebro-spinal fluid, membranes and bones surrounding the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) – which can be felt throughout the whole body. This motion is even more fundamental to life than our heartbeat or breath: it is an expression our very ‘life-force’!

Our life-force energy also possesses its own intelligence and self-healing capacity – constantly adjusting and rebalancing itself in response to internal and external challenges to maintain health and homeostasis. When presented with excessive challenges, its rebalancing ability can eventually become compromised, leading to areas of tension, ‘holding’ patterns and restriction in the bones, membranes, fluids, muscles and organs. (This eventually manifests as physical symptoms such as headaches, digestive issues, back pain, arthritis, cancer or chronic fatigue.)

With in-person sessions, Cranio-Sacral Therapists use extremely gentle touch to sense the subtle rhythmic motions of the body – becoming aware of any areas of restriction, as well as the underlying health and vitality of the system. With distance sessions, instead of actually touching the person, I visualise them in my healing room, imagine placing my hands on them, and connect with/tune into their body, energy, rhythms and any restrictions as normal. (Since at the subtlest level we are all comprised of energy and energy is easily transformed with intention and a healing focus, it is possible to ‘tune in’ and work just as effectively with a client from a distance as hands-on.) Connecting with the person’s life-force energy with a supportive, healing intention helps to reactivate its natural rebalancing ability. Gradually old tensions and holding patterns start to melt away, as the system moves back towards its natural state of free- flowing movement, health and vitality.

What to expect during a treatment:

First I will ask you a few questions about your medical history/symptoms and reason/s for seeking treatment, to check that this form of healing would be beneficial for you. We would then arrange a time when you are free to receive the treatment.

Shortly before the session, I will ‘check in’ with you by Skype or email to find out if you have any particular needs or intentions for the session. If you aren’t already familiar with self-healing methods or how to ground/centre or resource yourself then I will guide you through these too.

For the treatment: The treatment itself will last for around 45 minutes. It’s recommended to lie down in a comfortable and quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. (I recommend soft pillows under your head and knees, a cosy blanket and/or anything else that will help you settle into as relaxed state as possible.) It’s ideal if you can lie on your back in an ‘open’ posture with your eyes closed, but also if you feel more comfortable lying on your side then that is fine too. It’s beneficial if you can try to stay present throughout the session and connected to your body sensations – (you can learn a lot about yourself during the process) – however it will still work if you fall asleep. Start by taking three slow deep breaths and have the intention of letting go of any tension on each out breath. Then breathe normally, relax and be open to the healing taking place.

What you might experience: you may notice one or more sensations throughout the session – relaxation, heat or cold, tingling, muscles releasing, energy flowing throughout your system, emotions or old memories surfacing to be resolved, a feeling of expansion, sleepiness or other feelings. Try to observe the physical, bodily sensations without getting ‘lost’ in any feelings or thoughts. If you notice your mind wandering, gently bring your awareness back into your body or breath in the present moment. If any sensations or emotions feel overwhelming then you open your eyes to connect back into the present moment or visualise/connect with a ‘safe’ imaginary place, object or colour.

At the end of the session, feel free to stay lying down for as long as you need to allow for the healing that has occurred to integrate. See then what you feel you need – maybe more rest if you feel tired, a walk in nature, to journal… Make sure you drink plenty of water. We will then either arrange a time for a check in follow up skype or do this via email, according to which option you choose.

(Please note: distant healing work is not always the best form of treatment or suitable for everyone. If you are suffering from any mental health issues or significant trauma, please contact me so we can assess your particular needs and see if this kind of treatment would be beneficial for you.)

Cost:

First consultation and treatment: £50. Includes skype consultation first (up to 20 minutes) and a check-in afterwards, as well as a 45 minute treatment.

Follow up treatments (45 minutes): £35 (as well as a brief skype or email ‘check in’ before and after the treatment).