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CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY by Kitya Nowicki

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Craniosacral Therapy by Kitya Nowicki

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is the practice of perceiving
the fluid expression of our body via subtle observation
and palpation of body tissues.
From the moment of conception, to minutes or perhaps
even hours after your heart stops beating, an intrinsic
pulse seems to guide all our natural processes and
milestones.
The perception of the tidal rhythms, is key to the
concept of Craniosacral therapy. William Sutherland,
an Osteopath in the early 1900s, described this palpable
tidal wave as Primary Respiration: Primary in that it
precedes the Respiratory system. CST is the study of this
‘Breath of life’ and its relationship to natural principles
and organisation of form and structure.
Our system is formed in fluid and comprises 75% fluid.
Like the fluid body of our planet, we too have tidal
ryhthms. Qualities such as stillness, inhalation, exhalation,
amplitude and frequency are expressed in our tissue
system.
Continued stressful circumstances, sudden changes,
interrupted birth or inhibited healing responses can
become embodied in our tissue structures.
The resultant symptoms can be headaches, body
pain, chronic fatigue, depression, hyerarousal. anxiety,
sleeplessness or all of the above or something else…
sometimes years after the event.
A craniosacral therapist uses skillful and gentle touch
to encourage full participation and communication
between our various physiological and neuroanatomical
systems.
Babies and small children respond well to CST sessions,
with improvement in sensory awareness as well as
learning and concentration issues. The elderly and
infirm are resourced by the subtle effects that occur on
blood and brain circulation.
Frequency and length of sessions vary, dependant on
circumstances. Most sessions are very peaceful with
very little dialogue, and are led by the body.
Craniosacral therapy is specific in its intention, allowing
for resolution of traumatic events and enabling inherent
healing processes. We are resourced by, and interact
with, our environment – at one with – separate, yet
interdependent. The art of Craniosacral therapy is to
reflect the interface and allow creative forces to exist.
We heal when we are empowered to our full expression
of ourselves.

Find a Craniosacral therapist: www.cranial.org.za
Find a Craniosacral therapist: www.cranial.org.za
See tuition advert on page 2.

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