Craniosacral work is a practice that uses gentle touch to contact deeper structures within the body and improve the cranial wave. While coordinating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid between basin, heart and skull, relieves pain areas anywhere in soma.
The CSF is generated within the brain and is the liquid that among other things nourishes and protects the central nervous system. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of Osteopathy stated that, "the CSF is one of the most important known substance in the human body." It has been observed that the CSF can move like waves of the sea, with rhythm and tides and each movement brings different levels of consciousness while affecting the bones, tissues and fluids. The therapist connects with the essence of consciousness, which is in the CSF.
All forms of Craniosacral work comes from a genius osteopath named William Sutherland in U.S., who noticed a movement that occurs throughout our body and called it, the Primary Respiration: "“The movement is the basic life force in operation. It is a manifestation of life in motion-an outward sign of the fundamental self-regulating, self-healing mechanisms in the body.” This Life Force,in many traditions around the world, is recognized and call it God, Mind of Nature, Prime Breath or Breath of Life, just as described in the Book of Genesis, "Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being."
The therapist uses presence, stillness and sensitivity to connect to the patient. By deep listening and touching, the therapist observes what moves, what is not moving, where may be trauma. The client often moves into different rhythms, each of which has a different realm of consciousness. The client's system slows down, unwinds and makes the necessary adjustments to heal.
Craniosacral work facilitates the individual to slow down and to reconnect with the sacred space within him. This allows the deepest self-healing mechanisms to enter the soma and bring about the return of equanimity.
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"When the spell is broken the princess is no longer locked in the twisted body of an old crone. She feels lightened, imprisoned energy is released, body cools and a new breathe of life rushes in. She can be her true radiant self.”
Hugh Milne, The Heart of Listening