Apart from being innately therapeutic, a session induces a state of deep rest & relaxation. It is common for receivers to experience dreams, visions, & insights during the treatment.
WHAT IS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams - about the weight of a nickel - practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?
Few structures have as much influence over the body's ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system - the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.
Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.
Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.
By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body's ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.
What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?
Migraines and Headaches
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
Infant and Childhood Disorders
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Central Nervous System Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
And Many Other Conditions
****The above text explaining CranioSacral Therapy is from www.upledger.com***
WHAT IS ENERGY HEALING?
Qi/Chi (China & Japan) , Prana (India), Mana (Hawaii), Ka (Ancient Egypt), Ruah (Hebrew), Lung (Tibet), Pneuma (Ancient Greece)...these are all names given to the subtle life force which permeates, animates, and sustains all life in the cosmos. Many cultures throughout history have revered this subtle energy and acknowledge it’s powerful role in health and vitality, sickness and disease, thereby creating various techniques and practices which aim to cultivate and harnesses this universal life force for healing and spiritual development. Even though the ability to share this energy is an innate gift that we all carry, a practitioner of Energy Healing will cultivate and enhance his/her ability to generate this energy through breathing techniques, visualizations, body awareness practices, and meditation so as to better assist others.
Energy Healing techniques promote healing by enhancing energy flow and correcting disturbances in the “human energy field” which acts as a blueprint for the physical body. Improving the flow of this life energy in the receiver supports the self-healing capacity of the body, resulting in enhanced health, vitality, and mental clarity.
What Can I Expect?
An Energy Healing session can combine the gentle laying on of hands with other techniques which do not involve physical contact. A receiver might experience pressure, heat, cold, electricity, and many other visceral sensations during the session. An Energy Healing session is most often extremely relaxing, however at times unprocessed emotions and memories might float to the surface of awareness to be released.
WHAT IS SOUND HEALING?
"Sound has been used continuously throughout time and in all cultures and healing practices. The ancient Rishis of India created mantras as a means of expanding consciousness and obtaining high level wellness, which they called enlightenment. The ancient Greeks used sonic intervals, and musical modes to positively effect consciousness in order to stimulate dreams and heal traumas. Shamans of all indigenous traditions have used vocal sounds, whistles, rattles, drums, didgeridoos, flutes and other kinds of sound making instruments to enter into altered states of consciousness or spiritual realms, in their quest for healing individuals and entire communities.
These traditions have in common a universal view of consciousness and healing based on an understanding of sound and vibration. Therefore, the basic premise and theoretical foundation of Sound Healing is that all existence is vibratory in nature, and therefore It is the underlying vibratory field that sustains and imbues everything that exists with structure and form. The universe that can be perceived by our senses is only a minute part of the totality of existence. The basic structure of the known universe consists of vibrating, sub-atomic particle/waves that are collectively referred to as The Quantum Field. In sound healing the mind and the body are one, just as sound and form are one, and quantum wave and quantum particle are one. We are conscious vibrational beings with the ability to localize in time and space and we are simultaneously conscious waves moving through regions of space, far beyond our defined physical body.
Sound Healers use a method called Mindful Listening. Mindful Listening is similar to Mindfulness Meditation and the two techniques are complimentary and easily combined. Each practice aims to go beyond the “rational-objective mind”, to expand consciousness and to increase our awareness. During Mindful Listening, practitioners listen to a sound and become one with it. When conscious awareness is located inside a sound, people report experiences that are similar to observations of sub-atomic particles described by quantum physicists. The inner experience of reality changes and comes into resonance with the vibratory patterns of the sound. This opens the possibility for healing: a change in consciousness that creates an inner sense of balance, harmony, and well-being."
Written by John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D.and David Perez-Martinez, M.D.
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