Craniosacral Therapy At Luxton Clinic

Craniosacral Therapy was developed by an Osteopath in the 1930s, so the philosophy and approach to health is similar to Osteopathy.  It works with your body in many ways, but one of the key aspects is that it helps to release restrictions in the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. This increases the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and allows the central nervous system to function optimally.

CSF has a vital role to play in the body. Not only does it cushion and protect the brain and spine, it also supplies nutrition to the nervous system and gets rid of waste. So its function is very important, and increasing the flow of CSF can create many benefits to your physical and mental wellbeing. 

How does Craniosacral Therapy work?

A skilled Craniosacral Therapist has developed a high sensitivity in their hands enabling them to listen closely to the internal landscape of the body. In a healthy system, there is lots of healthy movement; lungs breathe, heart beats, blood circulates, everything is constantly moving. Where there is no motion there is no life.

The practitioner’s focus is on how well your body is moving and which parts are not moving as well which can cause pain, discomfort and disease.

Practitioners can detect a range of symptoms including physical restrictions in muscles, joints and other tissues. They also listen closely to the rhythm of the CSF and the quality of nervous system activity detecting emotional trauma and distress.

Janine’s Craniosacral Therapy Treatments:

The approach is a safe, gentle hands-on therapy. It is non-invasive and there are no manipulations or cracking. Instead the therapist allows the treatment to unfold naturally in response to the client’s system.

Craniosacral therapy treatments have been known to produce support for – muscle tension eases, spine and joint alignment improves, the nervous system, immune system and hormones. Other areas where Craniosacral therapy can help include digestion, quality of sleep, pain relief and a general state of calmness.

Suitable for all ages, including babies, children and adults, the therapy creates a safe place for recovery to occur, sometimes during the session, or other times setting in motion a process of recovery that can occur over a course of sessions and between sessions.

Janine’s Craniosacral Therapy treatments may be able to help with the following:
  • Emotional distress
  • Trauma – physical and emotional
  • Sports injuries, head injuries, vertigo, whiplash
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety, stress and depression
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Chronic Fatigue, Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Weight loss
  • Neck and back pain
  • Jaw pain and TMJ dysfunction
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Scoliosis, Arthritis, Arthrosis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Tinnitus
  • Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Colic, Reflux and digestion issues
  • Constipation and digestion issues
  • Feeding difficulties including difficulties suckling or latching, taking in a lot of air or clicking sounds while feeding
  • Wry neck (rotation to one direction only)
  • Flat head
  • Hip dysfunction (hip dysplasia) and associated strains
  • Sleep disturbances, poor sleeping
  • Birth trauma
  • And more…