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Healing with CranioSacral Therapy

By Helen Berger, CranioSacral Therapist, Kinesiologist and Physiotherapist


CranioSacral therapy is a subtle hands-on bodywork and energy healing technique to help relax and unwind the CranioSacral system.


The CranioSacral system consists of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the central nervous system and the spinal marrow.  It stretches from the bones of the head (the cranium) down the spine to the sacrum and the tailbone. The cerebrospinal fluid moves within and around the central nervous system, and creates a rhythm, called the ‘CranioSacral rhythm’.


This rhythm can be picked up everywhere on the body, especially on the bones of the head and at the sacrum. The rhythm gives information about the health, functions and well-being of the whole body.


CranioSacral Therapy considers the body as a whole – its entire structure body, mind and spirit, and works together with the self-healing capability of the body.  


The Effects of CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral therapy helps improve general well-being, reduces stress, increases energy and enhances the functioning of all the body’s organs.  It allows the body to unwind and release pain and stress from physical and emotional traumas.  It is hugely beneficial for children and adults and is a non-intrusive therapy. 


The therapy can treat many conditions such as headaches and migraines, chronic neck and back pain, muscular pain, tensions, whiplash, jaw problems, scoliosis, endocrine system imbalances, depression, stress, sleeping disorders, tiredness and fatigue, birth-trauma, motor skill difficulties, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, ADD, hypersensitivity, cerebral palsy, autism, etc.


So What Happens During a Session?

Using gentle touch, the therapist connects to the connective tissue and cerebrospinal fluid in the CranioSacral system.


The CranioSacral rhythm and tensions in the tissues will guide the therapeutic approach during the session.  Following this rhythm and the subsequent release of tensions in that specific area creates pathways for healing.  The session can work at both a structural and on an emotional level, depending on the needs of the client.


Sessions are carried out lying down fully clothed.  A session lasts 1 - 1¼ hours for adults and usually about 45 minutes for children.


About Helen

Helen started her career in health care as a physiotherapist in 1986 in the Netherlands. For more than 20 years she worked as a general physiotherapist in a private clinic, treating people of all ages.


At the same time she specialized in working with children whilst working as a children’s physiotherapist at a special school for children with chronic diseases.


During her career, she expanded her skills not only by specialising in specific physiotherapy areas, but also in Acupuncture. In 2004, Helen commenced CranioSacral therapy training and graduated in 2008.  More recently Helen has completed her Diploma in Kinesiology to complement her range of treatments.  Helen works with adults and children and now practices from her busy clinic in Subiaco in Perth, Western Australia.


If you would like further information about CranioSacral therapy, Kinesiology or Physiotherapy, then Helen can be contacted in Western Australia by mobile on: 0432 100628 or by email at:


The above information should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional.







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