Introduction to Upledger CranioSacral Therapy (Melbourne)
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive modality that seeks to find and treat restrictions throughout the body systems.
Restrictions within the CranioSacral system can lead to tension patterns, restrictions or affect the functioning of all bodily systems including the musculoskeletal, endocrine, cardio-respiratory, gastrointestinal, lymphatic, immune and reproductive systems.
How does CranioSacral Therapy work?
Through various assessment tools, your CranioSacral Therapist can globally assess your body and CranioSacral system and find the “primary” restrictions or “root causes” of issues.
Over time our body may compensate around particular restrictions in order to keep us functioning well. When the body can no longer compensate or the restrictions are so great that it overcomes the body’s compensatory strategies, symptoms occur.
A natural progression of CranioSacral Therapy is a process called SomatoEmotional ® Release (SER). At times of high stress or emotional sensitivity the body may retain the imprint of emotion in the tissues of the body.
SomatoEmotional Release is a process of assisting the body in integrating these emotions. Your CranioSacral Therapist may incorporate tools such as therapeutic imagery and dialogue to assist in this process
CranioSacral Therapy Introduction (CSTI):
Teaches the benefits of CST along with basic techniques to use in practice and for personal health.
Explore the anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system and its relationship to illness, pain and dysfunction.
Develop and refine light-touch palpation skills.
Learn and practice palpating the “listening stations” key body locations where the craniosacral motion can best be evaluated.
Learn and practice tissue release techniques for the pelvic and respiratory diaphragms and thoracic inlet.
Learn about and practice mobilizing the sacrum; the dural tube rock and dural tube glide; V- spread; stillpoint.
Excellent preparation for attendance at CranioSacral Therapy Level 1 (full 4-day module)
Prerequisite for participants: qualification or certification in manual therapy. The course content relies on a base understanding of anatomy and physiology. If in doubt, please feel free to contact Renee on email@example.com – thankyou!