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What happens in a craniosacral therapy session

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During a session you remain fully clothed for the entire session whilst lying on a treatment table. The craniosacral therapist makes a light contact with their hands often at the head, spine or pelvis, in order to tune in and listen to how the forces that organise patterns of health and tension are expressed in the body.

 

As this process takes place over the session you may become aware of various sensations arising such as the expression of heat, pulsations, tingling, feeling more balanced, deep settling and profound relaxation. Each individual’s experience of craniosacral therapy is unique and you may experience other sensations. Sometimes we may not feel very much at all at first, but as we come back into deeper relationship with ourselves we begin to re-experience our living dynamism again.

 

As session work evolves over a series of treatments, deeper layers of health and a profound re-connection to our most fundamental resources can be accessed and experienced.

 

Blankets, bolsters and cushions can be used to help you to be comfortable and at ease. If lying is not possible for you sessions can be conducted with you sitting in a chair.

How frequently should I come for Craniosacral therapy?

There is no set protocol for how often people should have Craniosacral therapy, or over what frequency, but many people feel that coming on a weekly basis for an initial period - often something like 4-6 weeks - can be deeply supportive and allow for a palpable transformation in their state to be experienced. 

Many clients find that after an initial period of weekly sessions they reduce the frequency of sessions and continue to come now and then, maintaining a connection with the therapy as profound resource for them in their lives. This might be monthly sessions or every 6-8 weeks, or just whenever you feel drawn to it. Some return to Craniosacral therapy when they encounter a change in their condition that they feel would be well supported by more sessions, such as after an illness, when experiencing fatigue and strain, or when faced with changes or challenges in their lives that become overwhelming. The therapist meets each individual’s needs for support and will arrange an agreeable plan with them. 

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