Craniosacral Rhythm

1st Edition

A practical guide to a gentle form of bodywork therapy


  • Daniel Agustoni
  • Key Features

    • Highly visual text
    • Clear, simple language and explanations of all positions and techniques
    • Suitable for a variety of practitioners in body and energy work
    • Poster included demonstrating basic positions

    Table of Contents

    Section1: And yet the cranium does move: overview, theory, and introduction

    1.1 The range and variety of craniosacral treatment - an overview

    1.2 Origin and history
    1.3 The craniosacral system
    1.4 How the craniosacral system relates to other body systems
    1.5 The craniosacral rhythm: An expression of primary respiration
    1.6 The still point
    1.7 Self-palpation of the body rhythms on the head, pelvis and thighs
    1.8 Indications and contraindications
    1.9 The efficiency of the craniosacral treatment: How many sessions at what time intervals?
    1.10 Basic points before beginning treatment
    1.11 The resource-oriented approach
    1.12 The dialog prior to treatment
    1.13 The treatment record
    1.14 Position
    1.15 Therapeutic dialog 1
    1.16 Interactive work as the companion in the process

    Section 2: Treatment and balancing of the craniosacral system
    2.1 The art of gentle touch
    2.2 Golden rules before you begin
    2.3 Whole-body assessment
    2.4 Release of the transverse layers of connective tissue
    2.5 Inviting inducing still points
    2.6 Self-treatment techniques for the head
    2.7 Treating the head
    2.8 Releasing the temporomandibular joints
    2.9 The cranial vault hold: 'Listening to the cranial orchestra'
    2.10 Harmonization and integration of head and torso
    2.11 Supplementary treatment elements
    2.12 Suggestions for short treatment sessions
    2.13 Basic treatment for beginners

    Section 3: Experiences from craniosacral therapy practice
    3.1 Practice and experience
    3.2 Stories from craniosacral therapy practice
    3.3 Frequently asked questions and tips

    Section 4: Waking the inner healer: The integration of body, mind and spirit
    4.1 Neutral and stillness
    4.2 The three-step healing process
    4.3 The fulcrum
    4.4 Sensations and emotions durign the session
    4.5 How the client can support the session: Dedication to her own inner process
    4.6 Cell memory, therape


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    Churchill Livingstone
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