The history of Craniosacral Therapy has its origin in the early 1900s, when Dr. William Garner Sutherland DO, discovered that the body expresses itself in a series of tide like rythms in our bones, fluids and tissues. He called the breath like movements Primary Respiration, which are again generated by an intelligent life force he called the 'Breath of Life'. In other traditions and approaches this intelligent life force is also called 'Chi', 'Prana', 'vital force' and so forth. Over many years Sutherland and other early osteopaths recognised that this intelligent life force maintains our health and always aims for its full expression.
Because of different levels of stress and trauma everyone experiences during daily life, our body may be challenged in maintaining health, which leads to distress, discomfort and disease. In Craniosacral Therapy a holistic and non invasive hands on therapy, very gentle touch is used to orient to this underlying intelligent life force within the body that maintains health. It supports the client to reconnect with health, to maintain and restore the body's balance and ability to heal itself.
Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for anyone from young age to elderly age. Its rebalancing and relaxing effect is very beneficial for a variety of physical and emotional conditions, such as acute symptoms like back pains and tension headaches, or longstanding conditions like migraines, sleep disorders, anxiety, menstrual and menopausal problems and many more.