Love Your Body From The Inside Out
It’s often easy to recognize the need for a massage – sore muscles, joint pain, pinched nerves will send us straight to our massage therapist but what about when our subtle, non physical, body needs some attention? An imbalance in the flow of our energy can manifest itself in physical as well as emotional issues so work on our inner self can be just as important.
Craniosacral Therapy is a holistic modality that is one of the most gentle but powerful forms of therapy that works on both the physical and emotional self. The Craniosacral system is composed of the sacrum, cranial bones, cranial nerves, membranes and the cerebral spinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. By using a gentle, hands on, touch the therapist looks for restrictions and imbalances in the rhythmic wave of the fluid and by ‘tuning in’ to this rhythm encourages the body’s innate ability to heal itself and restore vitality and wholeness.
This light touch therapy, as well as working on the sacrum, spine and cranium, can also be concentrated towards the 7 main chakra points where energy imbalances may be detected. A chakra imbalance can manifest itself in many ways including problems with posture, breathing, metabolism and the emotional state. Craniosacral with Energy Work can help to open the chakras and clear traumas that may be stored in both the tissues and the subconscious mind.
Apart from Craniosacral Therapy any form of bodywork that pushes Prana (energy) through the chakras can be beneficial in clearing blockages and bringing about the balance we want for a healthy mind and body. Yoga, acupuncture, aromatherapy, meditation, crystal therapy, massage are just a few ideas to try.
Learning to give your body love from the inside out – from your root chakra to your crown chakra and beyond – can often be the key to the whole body wellness we seek.