What to Expect
In case you were curious...
Fascia is a framework that helps support and protect muscles, organs, and the entire body as a unit. It is an all-encompassing web found throughout the body that protects the entire body as a whole. It envelopes organs, muscles, nerves, and even blood, for protection from outside trauma.
The intricate craniosacral fascial system originates in the body's core around the brain and spinal cord and extends through the fascial web. A healthy system allows for the free flow of cerebrospinal fluid from the brain, down the spine, to the sacrum, and into the fascia.
All of us have experienced trauma --- difficult birth, surgery, auto accidents, falls, concussions, dental work/orthodontics, and emotional trauma, to name a few. Starting from birth, traumas accumulate and can create strain and toxicity in the craniosacral fascial system, restricting critical brain motion. Damage to the craniosacral fascial system can cause poor blood flow, diminish nerve impulses, hinder brain function, limit range of motion, and cause a host of other ailments.
Our brains must expand and contract. Any restrictions or damage to this motion can greatly affect our health and well-being. CFT techniques are designed to gently unwind and release accumulated fascial strain. This allows optimal mobility and better brain function. When the Craniosacral Fascial System is loose and open there is free flow of cerebrospinal fluid to help nourish and cleanse toxins.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
You will be laying on a massage table in loose comfortable clothing. With intuitive touch, John will be using subtle palpating and techniques that support the innate wisdom of your body as it navigates its path to healing. With CFT John follows your self-led driven movement at all times. There is no forceful manipulations or adjustments made to the body.
He will begin by assessing the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations within the system to check for ease of motion, tightness and the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Next, tightness is released not only in the craniosacral region but in the soft tissue areas around the central nervous system. Following this initial release, the body then shows where else tightness needs to be released and John will follow to support you in that release and healing.
Children may be lying on the floor, sitting up, or even moving around. Favorite toys or objects of comfort are great to bring along.
You may feel a sensation of floating or letting go. After a session, clients often feel deeply relaxed, like they have had a deep sleep even though they were awake during the treatment. Children may sleep through the treatment while others may be alert and even crawl around. Older children are usually comfortable lying on the table and relaxing. Children may be silent or vocal or sometimes cry.
AFTER THE SESSION:
Immediately after a session, most people feel blissfully relaxed. A reduction in pain or an increase in function and range of motion may happen immediately or gradually happen over the next few days or weeks. There may also be some general aches and pains that come and go for a few days after the session. Other people may feel a little emotional for a day or so after their session. Any uncomfortable sensations are temporary and are a part of your body releasing old patterns and tension which should not last for long.
John is available for any questions or concerns that you may have. Feel free to call, text or email.
Comfort & Modesty
Great communication is vital in any relationship. While John will be following your innate wisdom and your session should feel effortless, always let him know if you are uncomfortable. You are always in control of what happens during your session and are leading your healing. He also may have you hold areas of your body and work on top of your hands at times.
Confidentiality & HIPAA
Conversations are always confidential. It is up to you if you wish to talk throughout the session.
While there are few contraindications to CFT, it is your responsibility to inform John of any current or past medical history and to check with your medical practitioner if you are concerned about receiving CFT. CFT can be extremely beneficial during pregnancy, but please advise John if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.