Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on treatment modality to enhance self-healing abilities as well as provide symptomatic relief from a wide variety of dysfunctions and disabilities.

How Does It Work?

Craniosacral Therapy, as the name implies, involves mobilizing restrictions within the cranium and the sacrum. As the cranium and sacrum are mobilized, manipulated, and stimulated, the whole body is affected due to its anatomical and physiological connections. Various healthcare professionals, including physical therapists use Craniosacral Therapy due to its proven effectiveness as painless and non-intrusive bodily therapy treatment.

Why Do You Do It?

Craniosacral Therapy focuses on manipulating the craniosacral system, responsible for producing and managing the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in which the brain and nervous system live, develop, and function. The system self-regulates by alternately producing and re-absorbing CSF. Under normal conditions, these amazing “hydraulics” prevent a potentially dangerous build-up of fluid pressure around the brain and central nervous system. If, however your body experiences stress or trauma, whether recent or cumulative, pressure within the craniosacral system may rise or fluctuate beyond manageable levels. This can wreak havoc with the central nervous system causing various levels of discomfort and ill health.

Treating your body through Craniosacral Therapy through one of our expert practitioners in Vaughan can help ensure that your craniosacral system is at optimal functionality.

About SomatoEmotional Release

SomatoEmotional Release is defined by Dr. John Upledger, the founder of CranioSacral Therapy as: the expression of emotion that, for reasons deemed appropriate by some part of the patient’s or client’s nonconscious, has been retained, suppressed and isolated within the soma.

It’s well-known in the world of CranioSacral Therapy that emotions trapped in body tissues can lead to pain and other ailments. Emotions have a powerful effect on our psyches, as well as our bodies. Positive/constructive emotions generate a sense of lightness and ease of movement. They can manifest as a desire to run, sing, smile and even dance. Negative/destructive emotions also generate body responses. They cause our shoulders to slump, our muscles to contract and our blood pressure to rise.

Why Is It Important?

When we experience sadness, anger, resentment, loneliness or sorrow, we feel it deeply. And because it hurts, we sometimes suppress those parts of ourselves to keep the pain from intensifying or spreading. Imbalances often occur when we resist an emotion and its natural path through the body. Resistance can cause an emotion to lock into body tissue, eventually leading to physical ailments.

There are a variety of ways to release trapped emotions:  journaling, talk therapy or even exercise. But the most reliable method of is SomatoEmotional Release (SER), that it was developed by Dr John E. Upledger. SER was designed specifically to release trapped emotions and allow the physical ailments that often accompany them to resolve naturally. The powerful results often include improved body functioning, loss of pain, greater mobility and more enjoyment of life.