CranioSacral Therapy as an art form.
CranioSacral Therapy is a manual therapy technique, which manages to combine so many expressions of the healing arts. The founder, Dr. John Upledger, an osteopathic doctor and musician found an entry point to the human body through CranioSacral Therapy, which leads much deeper into the body/mind experience we have as human beings – Ultimately allowing for buried emotions, trauma and stress to be released.
CranioSacral very much induces an altered state, a state of deep relaxation through following and manipulating the rhythm of the fluid pumping through the cranium and spine. Rhythm is a very important aspect of the technique.
When singing a tone or frequency right at its core, overtones develop.
In CranioSacral therapy, a therapist essentially listens to the body with his/her hands, and match whatever is felt through a process called melding. By matching the resonant frequency of the body, so to speak, a heavenly element like an overtone emerges, often felt as a familiar sense of relaxation. This is why I love this work, it is much more than physical relaxation. It invokes a spiritual connection.
Through my studies in Indian spiritual practices and philosophy, I became familiar with the concept of rising kundalini energy, moving from the base of the spine, to the cranium. When this occurs, it is usually considered as the awakening of awareness. I cannot help but to notice the similarities this awakening has to the concept of CranioSacral therapy, which aims to systematically mobilize the cerebrospinal fluid running through the spinal cord.
While most people prefer to stay with the peace and serenity of a traditional CranioSacral treatment, another layer to this healing ensemble, is introducing the concept of imagery and dialogue. Through imagery and dialogue emotional release most often occurs and both client and therapist gain deeper insight into the emotional component of a physical symptom.
I believe that we always bring with us everything we have learnt so far, yet the journey never stops, and each moment is a new one to discover.