A question that invariably comes up at the end of each session is, “How long will it be until I am feeling better?”
That is a fair question. People want to be feeling better. They want to know what kind of investment they need to make in themselves in regard to time and money. I have been a Massage Therapist for about 20 years, and have been doing Craniosacral Therapy (CST) for about 15 years. And to be honest, I have to say, that if you have been in pain or suffering for years, it is possible to have a miracle with CST. I have seen huge changes in people, especially after multi-hand intensives. I have seen people in extreme pain get up off the table even after one session, so happy to be feeling better. But in actuality, it usually took years to fall into unhealthy stress patterns, and it usually takes multiple sessions to get better.
An honest Craniosacral Therapist, or any good therapist for that manner- will never make you promises about your health. Why? Because thee is an Inner Intelligence in Your Body Mind that knows how to heal. And that is the way back to health. The rest of us therapists, are facilitators with tools in our bag, that can help with the process. But ultimately- it is up to you whether you heal or not.
Sometimes, we just heal by the grace of God. If we have enough internal resources, our body takes care of us really good. But if we have chronically ignored our body signals, or have deep stress or have been in an accident- plan to make a commitment to your health and receiving the care that you need. Only you can make this decision to do whatever is needed to find yourself back in health.
With Craniosacral Therapy, our focus is to listen to that intelligence that is running through your body systems. Especially around the brain and the spinal cord. The Craniosacral Rhythm which results by the creation and reabsorption of cerebrospinal fluid shows us where there is health and where there are restrictions in the body that keep us from optimal wellbeing. With a very light touch, a cranosacral therapist can help the body to self-correct. Because the touch is so gentle, the body does not defend against the support and nourishment.
Every person deserves to feel good in his/her body, the heart, and in spirit. And there is an innate wisdom that we each have been blessed with that can help. But it does often take time and numerous sessions if you are not well. I am being honest and promising nothing. But what I can say, is that the body is a doorway to healing on so many levels. And Craniosacral Therapy can be a wonderful way to set sail. You can benefit best by making the decision to commit to your healing journey with a Professional.
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Here is to your ” Feeling Better”.
Sharon Hartnett LMT, CST-D, SI, BHSP, Hakomi Practitioner
Serving the Columbus Area