What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is based on the findings of osteopathic physicians Dr. William Sutherland and Dr. John Upledger. Dr. Sutherland proposed that the skull plates remain flexible throughout adulthood. Dr Upledger observed the rhythmic movement of the membrane that encompasses the spinal cord (the dura mater) and recognised its fundamental importance for the proper functioning of the body.
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Our youngest son had colic. His older brother and sister were greatly helped by CranioSacral therapy and we wanted our youngest son to have the same opportunities. His head is now a beautiful shape. He is much calmer. I think the service provided by The Body Group is excellent. Although it was my son being treated , I came away from each session feeling calmer.JuliaHong Kong
After many days with cries, I took Christian to see Sarah & Caroline and after only one visit, he was a totally different boy, much happier and much less cries.P.L.Hong Kong
Had a flat spot on the back right side of his head and favored sleeping only to one side. His head has changed shape and is not so noticeably flat. He now sleeps comfortably on both sides and also on his tummy. Extremely satisfied. It’s not easy working with such young babies who are unpredictable, but The Body Group staff were always very flexible.BrodyHong Kong
After a few sittings with Caroline, Jake already showed distinct improvements in flexing his neck and sleeping more comfortably. After more sessions, we started to see real improvements in the physical shape of his head. Through Caroline I began to learn much more about the condition and the additional complications that it could lead to if left untreated.B.F.Hong Kong
Caroline was fantastic. Jake is fine again and as a mother I’m very much relieved! Throughout the time of the treatments, Caroline kept in regular touch and provided additional advice and tips on everything from nutrition to maintaining the right balance in life. Caroline is one of those rare practitioners who makes her clients feel special and who really wants to improve the world around us.
I was diagnosed with a shoulder injury (SLAP tear) 2 years ago following a bad fall. This injury was starting to be a big issue as it was hurting me even in the office. I chose not to have surgery and to work with a massage therapist first. I went to a couple of them before I joined The Body Group. Caroline’s team insisted on other points that were completely ignored by the other physios. Indeed, they told me to stretch more after the gym, to take regular breaks at work and not stay more than 4 hours in front of my screens without moving. I learned how to correct my posture, had craniosacral therapy and some energetic techniques for relaxation (EFT) and learned to help myself more and be optimistic. Last but not least, they insisted I work out more. After three months of a combined treatment program, my shoulder is now pain free after almost 2 years of suffering. Thanks to Caroline’s team for their terrific work. I’m happy to be back to windsurfing!B.V.Hong Kong
My newborn baby was diagnosed for Torticollis and he also had very low bowel movements (once each 6 days). Caroline fixed it just in a couple of sessions and I can tell you that the baby is now 10 months old and his position is very straight. Regarding the bowel movements, he just started to improve once he started eating solids. I am very glad that my Doctor told me to go to The Body Group. I will certainly come back if I need to.FlorenciaHong Kong
My daughter was born with a cleft palate which caused her to have difficulty drinking and resulted in severe colic and reflux for the first 6 months of her life.WendyHong Kong
I was desperate and had tried everything to help her out but nothing seemed to work. My daughter also developed Plagiocephaly due to her being uncomfortable all of the time and preferring to sleep in our arms on one side of her head. I learned that cranial sacral therapy was helpful for all of her symptoms so I set an appointment with Caroline Rhodes at The Body Group. My daughter was almost 5 months old at the time and I had only wished I had found the team at The Body Group sooner. After a few appointments, Caroline suggested I would have increased success by trying bioresonance. The first treatment with Caroline Major changed our lives. At 5 months old my daughter hadn't even taken a ten minute nap. A few hours after her treatment she slept for the very first time. I also switched her from cow's milk to goat's milk formula that very day, as suggested by Caroline. This was a game changer for us all. I discovered that I was eating many foods that my daughter wasn't processing well in my breastmilk. On top of getting more gas from her cleft she was also getting gas from the foods I was eating and the formula I was supplementing with. I was so pleased with the results, my 6 year old son and I also had treatments. My son was having a few behavioural difficulties that Caroline discovered were directly related to gluten and dairy. I was completely unaware. Testing elimination of these products in his diet makes it crystal clear. She was right!
I can't rave enough about the expertise and treatment that we experienced at The Body Group. I would recommend them to anyone for better health and answers to any body related symptoms you are experiencing. I didn't believe it until I tried it..... and I am so very glad we did. Thank you to everyone at The Body Group for all of your care!
Paediatric CranioSacral Therapy
This is a very delicate and accurate scientific process, where Caroline Rhodes uses a very gentle touch to shape the baby’s head. Often, the bones in a newborn baby’s skull aren’t shaped correctly. Using CST, she is able to correct the position of the skull plates. With over 30 years of experience and several glowing recommendations, Caroline Rhodes is the go-to practitioner for craniosacral therapy in Hong Kong.
CranioSacral Therapy for Adults
In our opinion, the skull plates are flexible for the entirety of one’s existence. Hence, they can be manipulated to relieve tension throughout the body. We treat acute and chronic conditions to help patients get relief over a few sessions.
CranioSacral Therapy in Hong Kong at The Body Group
The CranioSacral treatment practitioners at The Body Group are Caroline Rhodes and Kate Tong. We provide excellent treatment with positive results in the past. If you are unsure of how CST can help you, please contact us and we will guide you in choosing the correct treatment for your or your baby’s condition.
We aim to help our patients and relieve you of any pain at the earliest. The number of sessions required to help a patient combat a condition will depend on his/ her response to the treatment and the severity of the condition.
- Is Craniosacral Therapy just for infants?
- What is CranioSacral Therapy?
- What conditions can CST help?
- How is CST performed?
Is CranioSacral Therapy just for infants?
No. In fact, this is a common misconception. My speciality in CST is paediatrics. However, many of The Body Group clients who do come in for treatment are adults.
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CST is a light-touch manual therapy concerned with the craniosacral system, the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Like the pulse of the cardiovascular system, the craniosacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout the body. Using a light touch, skilled practitioners can monitor the rhythm and identify the source of improper tensions and compressions of the membranes and obstructions to the flow of the fluid. By gentle manipulation of the cranium (the bones of the skull, face and mouth) and the sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of the spine), a practitioner can make subtle physical adjustments. This process releases improper tensions and compressions of the membranes and obstructions to the flow of the fluid thus allowing the craniosacral system to operate correctly in supporting the body’s optimal health.
What conditions can CST help?
Because of its influence on the functioning of the central nervous system, CST can bolster overall health and resistance and is also proven to be effective in the treatment of a range of chronic and acute ailments. These include migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, chronic fatigue, and stress and tension-related problems. Among CST’s largest patient groups are those suffering chronic symptoms that have not been helped by other approaches. In particular, CST is beneficial to those with head, neck or back injuries resulting from a fall or car, sports or work accidents.
For children and infants, CST can help with colic, reflux, poor sucking or not latching on when breastfeeding, irritability, motor delay (late in rolling/crawling), torticollis (head turned in one direction), scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and plagiocephaly (asymmetrical head shape).
How is CST performed?
CST usually takes place in a quiet, private setting, and is performed on a person fully clothed. Using a light touch, the practitioner uses delicate manual techniques to release problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord. A typical CST session lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.