Craniosacral Bodywork

“We support the body’s vitality and always treat the whole person instead of only looking at a symptom” (Ramraj Ulrich Löwe)

Craniosacral therapy developed from osteopathy in the US in the first half of the 20th century and is based on working with the craniosacral rhythm, which is reflected in the fine pulsation of the brain and spinal cord fluid. Through fascia, this rhythm is transmitted throughout the entire body and can therefore be felt anywhere.

The cerebrospinal fluid (liquor) nourishes, moves and protects our nervous system – from the skull (cranium) to the sacrum. Its free flow enables the bones, the nervous system, the organs and all tissue in the organism to communicate optimally with each other.

The different qualities of the rhythm provides information about the state of the organism on all its levels and builds the base for the manual treatment.

Tensions, functional disorders or structural changes in the nervous system, fascia, tissue, organs, muscles and bones are palpable and can be treated in assisting the natural movement of the cerebrospinal fluid and related soft tissue to help the body self-correct. The immune system is strengthened, vital functions can improve and stabilize.

This holistic method works with greatest care on a physical, emotional and psychological level. Craniosacral practitioners focus on our inherent health and our innate self-healing powers during a treatment. A respectful verbal accompaniment of the manual treatment enhances self-awareness and can offer room to explore and integrate emotions or memories, which had been “stored” in the tissue and might come up.

Craniosacral bodywork can be helpful for: 

* disorders of the musculoskeletal system (e.g. tension, injuries, lumbago, ischialgia, slipped disc)
* migraine
* rheumatism
* Autoimmune diseases
* Consequences of trauma – e.g. accidents, whiplash, operations, birth trauma
* Menstrual and menopausal problems,
* Sleep disorders
* disorders of the central nervous system
* depressive moods, sleep disorders, restlessness, anxiety, burnout, exhaustion
* Can help to regain inner balance, stress reduction
* Strengthening of the immune system
* For regeneration or prevention
* For chronic pain, e.g. in the area of the spine, neck, sacrum and pelvis
* Bad posture, scoliosis
* For support in challenging life situations