The Paradigm Shift - Part 2
One of the foundations of CST is that the mind and body are resilient and have an innate ability to heal themselves. Sometimes they need a bit of help to make this happen. CST is a gentle technique that allows for the body to make its own corrections, adjustments and releases so healing can happen from the inside out.
Reactions during a treatment:
Every session is unique, depending on each individual client. Apart from symptom reduction, whether the client comes for neck/shoulder pain, headaches, tinnitus, tmj, chronic fatigue, back/hip pain etc the most common responses are a deep sense of relaxation, reduction in pain, muscle twitching and the body letting go of any stresses and tensions,whilst tissues unwind and the body realigns. Sometimes an emotion or old memory can come up to be released and processed. Some may feel a short increase of pain in a seemingly unrelated area as the body is letting go of an old injury. In my years of practice, I have seen many responses. Overall the most common one is symptom reduction, profound sense of relaxation, muscle twitching and internal shifts happening as tissues unwind.
Reactions at the end of a treatment.
There again can be a wide variety of additional reactions to a treatment depending on the individual. Some people may feel tired or spaced out especially if symptoms have been suppressed, most of all people feel a deep sense of relaxation and symptom reduction. Overall people feel better not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally as adjustments are being made.
How to get the best out of your treatment.
As I shift and move around your body following fascial pulls and restrictions, fluid motion and compressive forces, try and go within. I may stay in one place for a longer time particularly when there is a blockage, restriction or high activity. All my treatments are different and depend on what comes up and what needs to be addressed in that session. Each session builds upon any previous sessions. Setting time aside for yourself after a treatment is a good thing.
Three key Paradigm shifts of Craniosacral Therapy
In my next blog I will address this relative new field of medicine –called PNI – Psychoneuroimmunology. A branch of medicine that looks into the bidirectional relationships between the mind, brain and immune system and in particular deals with the influence of emotional states (stress) and nervous system activity on immune function in relation to the onset of symptoms and disease.