BonsaiCraniosacral Therapy is an adaptation of Cranial Osteopathy, and focuses on gently engaging and freeing the bones and tissues of the craniosacral system: the spine and skull, the layers of connective tissue around the spinal cord, and the spinal fluid.  The theory of Craniosacral Therapy centres on this spinal fluid, which is produced in the ventricles of the brain and moves in a specific circulatory flow around the head and spine, the rhythm of which can be palpated as a ‘pulse’ or a ‘wave’ at various places in the body.  This is the deepest rhythm of the body; it begins in utero before any other of the body’s many rhythms and is the last to stop after we die.  When there are disruptions to this wave because of imbalance or dysfunction, it has potentially profound effects on general health.  Craniosacral Therapy identifies, engages and gently releases these patterns of dysfunction, allowing the body to self-correct and restore a harmonious pattern to the spinal fluid circulation.  It is similar to and in some ways continuous with Myofascial Release in its gentle and relaxing nature, with each technique performed for a minimum of 3-5 minutes.  It often results in Myofascial Unwinding.

“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies”  Friedrich Nietzche