Stress is a fact of life in the 21st century. We’ve come to link our survival with staying informed-relevant-marketable. Our inner search engines are “on” 24-7 because we fear being left behind. We forget to power down; sometimes we don’t remember how.
Life’s big events, many of them joyful… like a birth, or a new relationship-job-school-home, bring big change and often more stress. We insist everything’s great, but our bodies tell a different story.
When too excited to relax or too wired to sleep, we may clench our teeth, rock in our chairs, tap our feet, or wander around on auto-pilot, not fully present. When stress persists, a cascade of symptoms can appear… digestive troubles, head aches, muscle tension. Intimacy can also suffer when we’re overwhelmed. We may feel alone in the company of others, yet avoid being by ourselves, no longer recognizing who’s in the mirror.
“Mom, call Mary. She’ll take the scary away.”
Cranio Sacral Therapy developed out of the manual medicine called osteopathy in the latter 20th century as a subtle way to soothe the body’s neural matrix and ease the impacts of stress on our physiology. Practitioners dialogue with the body using the language of touch to identify areas of restriction or inertia. Once a client experiences a felt sense of those areas which feel tense or disconnected, the session can explore creating space and breathing room in the system.
Like all holistic approaches to health and healing, cranio sacral work acknowledges the body’s sublime intelligence and natural capacity for self-repair. Unlike other bodywork, cranio sacral therapy does not use force or manipulation, so it’s gentle enough for newborns and non-invasive enough for those recovering from accidents, surgery, or traumatic events. As a therapy, it’s extremely portable: the only tools required are the practitioner’s presence and skilled hands.
EFFECTIVE NON-INVASIVE PORTABLE
Mary has a mobile practice, offering home visits for clients throughout Marin and San Francisco counties.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers.