About AnxietyCraniosacral Therapy
In today’s fast-paced world, anxiety has become a common ailment affecting millions of people. Anxiety is a pervasive and often distressing emotional state characterized by feelings of unease, worry, and apprehension. It can manifest in various forms, from generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety to panic disorders and specific phobias. Anxiety can be a natural response to stress and challenging situations, but when it becomes chronic or overwhelming, it can significantly impact one’s daily life, relationships, and overall well-being. The physical symptoms of anxiety may include increased heart rate, muscle tension, restlessness, and shallow breathing. Mental and emotional symptoms can range from excessive rumination and fear to a sense of impending doom. Recognizing and understanding anxiety is crucial for seeking appropriate support and interventions to manage and alleviate its effects, promoting mental health and a more balanced life.
Understanding Craniosacral Therapy:
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on technique that aims to balance and optimize the flow of cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Developed by osteopath John Upledger in the 1970s, CST operates on the principle that subtle movements in tissues such as the cranial bones and sacrum can deeply relax the nervous system & influence the body’s overall health and well-being.
Potential benefits for anxiety sufferers:
- Promotes Deep Relaxation: CST’s gentle touch and manipulations encourage the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which counteracts the “fight or flight” response associated with anxiety. This helps clients achieve a deep state of relaxation and calm during sessions.
- Tension Release: Anxiety often manifests as physical tension in the body, leading to headaches, muscle aches, and discomfort. CST aims to release restrictions within the craniosacral system, promoting the relaxation of tense muscles and reducing physical discomfort.
- Emotional Processing: Many individuals with anxiety hold unresolved emotions within their bodies. The gentle approach of CST can facilitate the release and processing of these emotions, providing emotional relief and a greater sense of well-being.
- Improved Sleep: Anxiety can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to insomnia or restless nights. CST’s ability to induce relaxation may contribute to better sleep quality, which is essential for managing anxiety.
- Enhanced Mind-Body Connection: CST emphasizes the interconnectedness of the body and mind. By promoting balance within the craniosacral system, it can help individuals become more attuned to their body’s signals and better manage anxiety triggers.
- Stress Reduction: Chronic stress is a significant contributor to anxiety. CST can help reduce stress by calming the nervous system and promoting a sense of inner peace.
- Holistic Approach: CST considers the whole person, addressing not only physical symptoms but also emotional and energetic aspects. This holistic approach aligns with the belief that healing should encompass the entire being, making it a suitable complement to conventional treatments for anxiety.
Experience Relief with Craniosacral Therapy
If you’re seeking a natural and gentle way to manage anxiety, consider craniosacral therapy as part of your holistic wellness plan. Anxiety frequently manifests as physical symptoms such as muscle tension, shallow breathing, and a racing heart. Craniosacral Therapy directly engage with these physical sensations, providing a tool to release and manage them. This helps to restore balance to the Nervous System, reduce tension, and find calm in the midst of life’s challenges. Discover the transformative benefits of craniosacral therapy and take a step toward a more peaceful and balanced life.
Read what our clients have to say
Due to some life changing events in my life I had been struggling for the last 2.5 years. My sleep patterns were way off and generally getting only a few hours of broken sleep each night. I was having trouble regulating my moods and often felt flat, broken and just going through the motions.
My initial session I mostly just felt relaxation which is not something I had even felt for a long time. This has continued to deepen each session and that wonderful feeling of lightness stays with me now when I leave.
After 6 sessions, my sleep has improved ten fold. I now sleep though the night most nights. If I do wake up in the night I get back to sleep quickly and easily. I no longer lie awake for hours with hundreds of thoughts running through my head. I feel like the tension in my entire body has lightened. I feel much more in control of my life. I am able to deal with situations with out extreme reactions. The fight, flight and the new one I learnt “Freeze” reactions I felt within my entire body have eased significantly.
I am so happy with the outcome of my sessions. Life will always “happen” but I really feel in control again and no longer lost, tired and emotional. I would 100% recommend Craniosacral to anyone. It has helped me to release so much tension and anxiety, I am now sleeping and life is good!! (mostly )
I was experiencing frequent anxiety, sleeping problems, trouble concentrating and just a general feeling of uneasiness for a large majority of my days.
After a number of sessions I felt as if a lot of unnoticed tension had unwound and in turn relieved a large amount of my anxiety. I was sceptical after the first couple sessions as there was not immediate changes and its a different method used but after a total of 7 sessions in the end it’s undeniable that I feel better by leaps and bounds which I attribute to the cranial sacral work.