Craniosacral Therapy by Jo Callender

30th November, 2022

Having worked as a massage therapist for over 20 years, it has become clear to me that working below the skin is as relevant and important as working on the exterior surface of the body. 

Being able to access the ‘inner wisdom’ of the body, via the practice of Craniosacral therapy; and facilitate and support, when necessary, the body’s innate ability to heal itself, allows me to provide a deeper, more wholistic treatment. This has become an integral part of my practice. 

When the skin is lacerated, this self-correcting mechanism responds with an elaborate process to close the skin. Immune responses and inflammatory responses are also indicative of the body’s self-healing abilities. 

Craniosacral therapy (CST) involves facilitating or enhancing the body’s own natural capacity when trauma or disease processes become overwhelming for the system & symptoms appear. 

CST seeks to find and treat restrictions throughout the body systems, including musculoskeletal, endocrine, cardio-respiratory, gastro-intestinal, lymphatic, immune and reproductive systems. 

It is a gentle hands-on treatment where we are able to find the root cause of problems or restrictions; we aim to treat those root causes, rather than band-aid symptoms. 

What can Craniosacral therapy help with?

  • Chronic pain 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • TMJ syndrome 
  • Learning challenges
  • Post-concussion syndrome 
  • Speech impairment 
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Headaches and migraines 
  • Auditory and sensory processing disorders 
  • Speech and language development 
  • Gross and fine motor skill development 
  • Anxiety (self-regulation dysfunction) 
  • Contraindications
  • Recent concussion. 
  • Cerebral swelling. 
  • Structural defects in the cerebellum such as Arnold-Chiari malformation. 
  • Brain aneurysm. 
  • Traumatic brain injury.
  •  Blood clots. 
  • Any disorder that causes instability of cerebral fluid pressure, flow or build-up.

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