Craniosacral Therapy in Ann Arbor, Mich.
with Amy Koch
CranioSacral therapy is a subtle yet profound healing form which assists the body’s natural capacity for self-repair. It is increasingly well recognized for its ability to resolve issues that are not helped by other ‘conventional’ means and it is suitable for babies, children, and the elderly, as well as adults and people in fragile or acutely painful conditions.
The craniosacral system is at the core of the central nervous system, which controls all of the other body systems including respiratory, cardiac, and digestive systems. It includes cerebrospinal fluid and tissue that surround the brain, spinal cord, and sacrum (tailbone). This fluid moves and is used to protect, nourish, and remove waste from your brain and spinal cord. Sometimes when we suffer from a trauma – at birth, a physical accident or injury, an emotional or mental shock – this trauma can get held in the body’s tissues and nervous system, leading to ill-health and dysfunction. This is increasingly recognized in the rapidly growing medical field of psychoneuroimmunology. As a Craniosacral Therapist, Amy assists to release these deeply held patterns resulting from trauma, both physical and psychological. Amy engages with the client’s underlying energetic vitality, represented in the craniosacral system using delicate manual techniques. Through light, sensitive touch the tissues release restrictions to allow easeful distribution of this vitality throughout the body.