April has been announced Craniosacral Therapy Awareness month by the Upledger Institute, the leading institution in the field. This has inspired me to share with you why I am such a strong believer in Craniosacral Therapy.
Our modern health care system has seen an increased tendency toward specialization - there are separate doctors for everything. Additionally, the idea of personal responsibility for one's health has been diminished in the mechanistic view of the human in these industrialized times. More or less, when something is wrong, we go to the right 'specialist' so that they 'fix' us. Even in more alternative medicine, and in manual therapy some of that trend persists because people have been culturally trained to perceive their health as something in the hands of others.
But... of course... no one can do for us what we are unwilling to do for ourselves. While medications, surgery, supplements, manual adjustments and treatments, and the like can be a significant help, to address the CORE REASON for dis-ease we must look within. We must carefully, lovingly, and holistically evaluate our lives and see where did we loose some of our spirit. Where did we fall out of synch with our inner wisdom, our essential nature. When such an introspection can be made in an honest and intentional way, the result can be transformational.
Craniosacral therapy is one powerful way to connect with one's inner guidance. In addition to releasing tension and restrictions accumulated by the soma through life's stresses and traumas, this modality helps return a powerful state of self-awareness and self-empowerment. The practitioners that are skilled at dialoguing can also help clients create an intentional connection with their inner wisdom, while performing the manual therapy. This is why Craniosacral therapy is often credited with quite profound healing of a very wide range of health problems - it can help those that are ready and willing to look deeply within and transform their health from the inside out.
This is good news to say the least, and an excellent reason to come in for a session, even if you are not currently afflicted by any symptoms. Staying in tune with your spirit, the voice of your essential nature is probably the best preventive medicine.
Thank you for reading.