One of the most common questions asked about the hands-on therapeutic approach offered at Moving Into Harmony.
“Is what you do CranioSacral?”
The simple answer is “no.”
Craniosacral therapy is an approach emphasizing fluid dynamics within the central nervous system and it’s reflective pattern of movement in the peripheral nervous system and limbs. The rhythm associated with this dynamic is symmetrical, both sides move in the same direction. When the right side of your cranium rotates out and forward, referencing the temporal bone around the ear, the left side will do the same pattern of movement in a balanced healthy pattern. This rhythm is more easily felt without external pressure on the cranium, and is a light gradual movement, often over several seconds for one full cycle. It is an engagement with the dynamics of the tissues associated with the Cerebral Spinal Fluid, that are directly attached and influence the cranial bones. The sacrum, or “sacral” portion of the approach, is the other end at the tailbone where there are connections of these specialized tissues attached to the sacrum that influence its movement along a vertical and horizontal axis. These movements are more related to the body at rest, and in my clinical experience best used to re-establish a relaxation state, a decrease in heightened states of often an “over-active” or stressed system.
The approach at Moving Into Harmony, that I have been fortunate to continue my studies and apply clinically for 24 years, is based in a tissue model that is associated with connective tissues around the circulatory and nerves within the body and the limbs. These connective tissues reflect a dynamic that is in response to pressures and tensions in response to the circulation dynamics in a given area, systems, cranium, spine, or limb. And their reflective, or associated, tensional rhythms and patterns in corresponding and physiologically related areas, systems, cranium, spine or limb mobility and movements. These rhythms are asymmetrical in nature, meaning when the right temporal bone of the cranium moves outward, upward and forward, the left temporal bone will move back, down and in toward midline. These movements are related more to function and normal dynamic movements of activities, and often require a bit of alertness and resource in the body to perform action for change, even when the person may appear relaxing or not performing movement. It is an integrative approach, as the body addresses limitation, utilized its natural healing rhythms to facilitate change, and an simultaneous integrative response in the whole body while the change is happening.
Change in one area of the body, ripples through every associated system(s) and affects the entire body.
We look forward to seeing you, and assisting you moving into harmony.