The craniosacral therapy has its origins in the (cranial) osteopathy and was developed at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then it has evolved thanks to the contribution of many people.
The name craniosacral is composed by two concepts “cranium” (skull) and “sacrum” (sacral bone). The skull and the sacral bone are connected on one side through the spinal cord and on the other side through the cerebral and spinal meninges, where the cerebrospinal fluid flows with a body’s own rhythm. This rhythmus is transmitted through the whole body and affects its functionality. The purpose of craniosacral therapy is to promote the freely circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid and therefore a balanced craniosacral rhythmus.
The therapy is extremely gentle and non-invasive. It supports the self-healing power of the body. It has a relaxing and harmonizing effect.
Common therapeutic applications are, among others:
- Rehabilitation after illness and accident
- Trauma such as whiplash, falls and sprains
- Release of tension (for instance in the neck, shoulders, back pains)
- Increase of the regeneration ability of the body
- Menstrual pains
- Relief in case of headache and migraine
- Hyperactivity of the children, concentration problems and learning difficulties
- Preparation during pregnancy and after birth
A craniosacral session lasts normally between 60 and 90 minutes. The patient is fully dressed and lies on a massage table. The costs for a session are CHF 120.-
If you have an additional insurance for complementary medicine (Zusatzversicherung), please ask your insurance company about their participation in the costs.