Hands-on energy healing technique, whereby therapists gently mobilize and release the craniosacral system, which includes the soft tissue of the head (cranium), the spine down to its tail end (the sacral area) and the pelvis. It focuses on the cerebrospinal fluid, which is produced and absorbed by the body and in particular, the irregularities in the flow of this fluid.
The movement of spinal fluid within and around the central nervous system is believed to create a vital body rhythm, equally important to health and well-being as the beating of the heart or the breath.
This therapy may be of benefit in many areas, including hyperactivity, cerebral palsy, dyslexia and stress related problems.
Craniosacral Therapy helps to boost general well-being, reduce stress, improve quality of sleep, increase energy and enhance the functioning of all the body’s organs. It is a non-intrusive therapy that works with the entire structure, physiology, mind and spirit.
For a treatment, clients usually lay on a massage table and the therapist works through light clothing. It is a very gentle and profoundly relaxing procedure that lasts between 40 to 60 minutes.
The Feldenkrais Method is recognized for its demonstrated ability to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, self-image and to alleviate muscular tension and pain. The effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method is in its ability to access the nervous system’s own innate processes to change and refine functioning.
The Feldenkrais Method is a unique and sophisticated approach to human understanding, learning and change. Feldenkrais is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and a complete understanding of human development. As a form of somatic education, the Feldenkrais Method uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. This allows increased ease and range of motion, improved flexibility and coordination, and a re-discovery of efficient, graceful movement. Anyone, young or old, physically challenged or physically fit, can benefit from the Feldenkrais treatment.
It is beneficial for anyone suffering chronic or acute back, neck, shoulder, hip, leg or knee pain, as well as for healthy individuals who wish to enhance their self-image. Helpful in dealing with central nervous system conditions such as multiple scelorsis, cerebral palsy and stroke relief, all patients of the Feldenkrais Method enjoy greater ease of movement, an increased sense of vitality and an experience of relaxation leaving one feeling more centered and balanced.
A simple method of re-educating the mind and body to improve movement, balance and coordination. It teaches how thinking becomes response in motion. It is taught by observing one’s own mannerisms while in motion, by training the body’s own sense of location and effort, called the kinaesthetic sense.
The Alexander Technique can be practiced during any activity, making any sort of body motion more efficient. It is most commonly taught in performance schools for dance, acting, circus, music and some Olympic sports. It can also be used remedially to stop stuttering, to improve ergonomics and to obtain full recovery. Its principles are useful in psychology, creative thinking, learning theory and philosophy of coaching.
Freedom of movement will always improve through practice, but depending on the causes of limitation structural posture may or may not improve. Motion is guided with hands-on modeling by the teacher whilst giving subtle indications of timing, direction and coaching.
The frequency of lessons and the speed at which the Alexander Technique is learnt depends on the student’s own motivation to shed old habits. The support from teacher and other students if in a class situation is very important therefore the sampling of a number of teachers is advisable.