Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, holistic, manual therapy that boosts the body’s self-healing powers and restores its balance.
Craniosacral therapy is particularly effective for babies and children.
I have developed a form of water-based craniosacral therapy which I offer in a private therapy pool.
I use my hands to feel where there are blockages, limitations or constrictions in the body (as a result of illness or physical or psychological trauma). I work together with clients to resolve these issues.
Possible treatment areas using craniosacral therapy:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Eyesight and hearing problems, including tinnitus
- Stress and its effects
- Problems with emotional balance
- Strengthening the immune system
- Organ disorders
- Regeneration following illness
- Support and regeneration following sporting events or stressful periods
Gentle manual stimulation promotes personal health and builds up resources.
The structure and functioning of all tissues in the body is improved and harmonised.
Muscles, bones and organs are made to relax, and the cellular metabolism and cell regeneration are stimulated. All levels of our being are brought into balance. The treatment focuses on the system, not the symptoms.
Water-based craniosacral therapy
The water and the therapy pool provide an additional feeling of security during craniosacral therapy.
The feeling of weightlessness lets us tap into old wounds that sometimes date back to our very earliest years. Once we have arrived in this place, our body uses the water to let old memories rise to the surface, and then let them go.
Water as an element is a source of energy that helps us find harmony and security.
I support your body’s healing journey and give you the opportunity to fully give yourself over to the water.
This treatment method is recommended in particular for:
- Neck and back problems
- Rheumatic conditions
- Inner unrest
Treatment for couples
When a couple is out of sync, they are no longer on the same wavelength and communication becomes difficult.
I use water therapy to help couples (re)find their mutual rhythm on a non-verbal, physical level. The water helps people feel supported and to support their partner, to rediscover their emotions and explore a variety of new communication channels.
This helps them find a shared wavelength and foster mutual understanding.
Craniosacral therapy for babies, children and families
I was drawn to craniosacral therapy by the gentle, respectful treatment and interaction with clients.
This respectful approach is something I value when it comes to treatment for children too. The focus is on the child, and I communicate all the processes and treatment steps in an age-appropriate way.
I prefer to work with the child’s parents, too, where appropriate. The focus is, of course, on the child receiving treatment; however, in my experience, children make better progress when the parents are involved.
Among other things, craniosacral therapy can help children:
- Resolve birth-related trauma, e.g. C-section, umbilical cord entanglement, anaesthesia, premature birth
- Children who cry a lot/suffer from torticollis
- Muscle tone problems (hypertonia, hypotonia, asymmetry)
- Follow-up treatment after an accident or serious illness
- Visual impairment, squint, etc.
- Accompanying treatment for tooth and jaw realignment
- Posture problems
- Repeated infections
- Pain such as headaches and limb pain
During pregnancy, craniosacral therapy can be beneficial for both mother and child.
Animal-assisted therapy for children
Sometimes working with Paolo, my eight-year-old Segugio Italiano, can help children gather their strength and find new resources. Paolo is a gentle, laid-back dog who loves being petted.
I am certified with EMR, Cranio Suisse and OdA KT. Supplementary insurance for complementary therapy will cover 70–90% of the costs of craniosacral therapy.
For more information on craniosacral therapy, see www.craniosuisse.ch