Craniosacral Therapy and SER: Somatic– emotional release

Con­nect­ing with the Body’s Power to Heal

Craniosacral Therapy

Cran­iosacral ther­apy is a gen­tle touch ther­apy that brings deep relax­ation and reju­ve­na­tion to both body and mind.

This ther­apy uti­lizes the phys­i­o­log­i­cal rhythm that comes from the move­ment of the cere­brospinal fluid cre­at­ing var­i­ous pres­sures on cra­nial bones and along the spine.

Cran­iosacral ther­apy man­i­fests sig­nif­i­cant changes in the mind-body sys­tem by its’ imme­di­ate con­tact with the cen­tral ner­vous system.

Dur­ing a ses­sion the receiver may remain fully clothed as the CST ther­a­pist uses a light touch for the release of restric­tive pat­terns held in the body. Though the ther­a­pist may facil­i­tate direct releases, their pri­mary focus is to fol­low the move­ment of the body’s tis­sues and mon­i­tor the rhythm in order to sup­port the body’s nat­ural mode of self– heal­ing. Hon­our­ing the wis­dom of the body.

Cran­iosacral ther­apy can ben­e­fit the body in numer­ous ways due to its influ­ence on the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem. Results vary from increased phys­i­cal mobil­ity, pain relief and deep relax­ation. And it is a won­der­ful heal­ing tech­nique to add into a mas­sage session.

Somatic Emo­tional Release (SER)

SER opens up the con­nec­tion of an inter­nal dia­logue within the body for the per­son on the table who intends to drop into a deeper release of stuck­ness, and pain in the body.

Vocal expres­sion of body imagery and sen­sa­tion through a shar­ing process in word and sound with Onyx gives voice to the intel­li­gence of the body’s tis­sues. The inten­tion of SER pro­vides the oppor­tu­nity to express men­tal and emo­tional pain in order to free the body of phys­i­cal imbal­ances and dis­com­fort, while arriv­ing at a greater under­stand­ing of ones inner landscape.

Onyx has stud­ied Cran­iosacral ther­apy with the Upledger Insti­tute and sev­eral promi­nent Cana­dian teach­ers. She has teacher assisted for the Cra­nial Cen­tre, Toronto on numer­ous occa­sions. Some con­di­tions treated include:

Migraines and headaches Chronic Ear infections TMJ dys­func­tion
Chronic neck/back pain Tin­ni­tus Sports injuries
Anx­i­ety Surgery preparation/recovery Trau­matic phys­i­cal injuries
Emo­tional trauma/difficulties Autism