Integrative Medicine Blog

New Craniosacral Therapy Techniques

Sue Coughtry, LMT Monday, November 29, 2010

I love learning new things that can be of help to my patients.  I took a new craniosacral seminar two weeks ago.  This was part refresher class and part new techniques and skills.

I really enjoyed the refresher aspect – I have been doing craniosacral therapy  for a long time now and this refresher gave me perspectives I either had missed or wasn’t ready to incorporate earlier.  The teachers were exceptional.  There was a great deal of anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, and the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid.  Some of this was review but a lot of it was new and presented better than the first time around many years ago.  I also learned new skills in feeling and evaluating areas of dysfunction in the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid and how to assist the body in correcting it.

The class culminated in a great new set of techniques specifically for improving the flow of all the fluids within the head.  These new techniques are very effective for clearing out congestion and problems in the sinuses, ears, and Eustachian tubes.  They are also excellent for easing dizziness, eye, and TMJ disorders.  I’ve already incorporated them into my sessions and am getting excellent results.  This is very exciting – for me and for my patients.

This class also reminded me about how profound craniosacral therapy is and how it can improve virtually any health problem we have, in the gentlest and most relaxing way possible.  It is accessing, enhancing, and balancing the workings of the Central Nervous System, which runs and organizes everything in our bodies.  It calms our nervous system down so that the body can adjust and heal itself.  Nothing is gentler, and it is so effective.
I’m very excited about these new techniques and how well they are working.  Feel free to come in a try them and see if they can be of help to you.