Health is not only a status without pain or debilitating illness; it is a status of energized alertness, happiness and wakeful curiosity towards life - being one's best every day.
Pain is a messenger telling us that not all is quite right in our body. It is acknowledged that our body has inherent awareness of its health status and comes equipped with self-healing mechanisms. As a practitioner from the Upledger Institute, my duty is to listen, respect and assist such inner wisdom in its attempts for self-correcting. This means that as your therapist I will follow the lead that comes from within — I only treat what I find, with your permission.
CRANIOSACRAL SYSTEM AND THERAPY (CST) Craniosacral system (CSS) is relatively recently recognized physiological and functional system. It involves the meningeal membranes that surround and support the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the head to which they attach and the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain. An important function of the CSS is to maintain correct physiological environment for our central nervous system. The production, circulation and re-absorption of the cerebrospinal fluid within this semi-hydraulic system creates a rhythm, which can be palpated and analysed at various points of the body.
Craniosacral therapy aims to release existing – sometimes deeply hidden — tensions and traumas from the body systems. Based on the findings from the palpation of the craniosacral rhythm, very light manipulation techniques can be used, such as traction and compression/decompression, over a period of time to release membraneous, fascial and osteal adhesions and tension even at cellular level, thus improving the form and function of the whole.
Application of the craniosacral therapy techniques e.g. by basic 10-step protocol releases the cranial sutures, intracranial and dural membrane system and the structures and systems they adhere to in chronologically well-founded progressive methodology. Special techniques have been developed to release cranial bones intraorally, for example to treat TMJ tension and reduce negative autistic behaviour.
Craniosacral therapy benefits all age groups and is used to treat most conditions (excluding active intracranial bleeding of any kind). Balancing the craniosacral system enhances health and well-being in general by freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best. Early CST may reduce the percentage of central nervous system problems, and is therefore recommended already within 8 weeks of the gestation age, to both mother and unborn fetus as well as to the newborn in his/her family dynamics.
Typical treatment session takes about an hour during which you will lie on my treatment table, comfortably in your own clothing. I will use very light touch on your feet and legs, lower and upper back as well as neck and head. If you are unable to lie on your back, then we'll find a position where you are comfortable (lying on the side, seated, etc.). Children and babies are treated where they are most comfortable, be it on the floor or parent’s lap.
Craniosacral Therapy (CS1, CS2, SER1, CSP1, CCPB1, CTTB1)
IAHE Teaching Assistant
QiGong / Tai Chi facilitator, Yang-style
Reiki Master, Usui
Professional Associations / Memberships
Member, International Association of Healthcare Practitioners since 2007
Practice in 2 locations:
Myllytie 7/8, 72210 Tervo, Finland
Kissakuusentie 2-4, 72100 Karttula, Finland
Available for patients
Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.