By Sharon Truelove
Craniosacral Therapy is a restorative therapy that uses very light touch to help equalize various systems of the body, such as: bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the skull and spinal area.
A therapist trained in Cranial Sacral therapy can help induce a “still point”. A still point is a technique used to gently pause the craniosacral fluid’s movement.This pause causes a brief build up of the fluid for an instant. When the tissues are released and the fluid starts to flow again, it creates a flushing effect in the system, which slightly stretches the membranes, and it can ultimately free tissue restrictions. The therapist holds the client’s occiput in their hand using the still point hand position shown below.
There are also tools that can be purchased and used to self induce a still point.
Or you can make one yourself very simply by putting a couple of tennis balls in a sock. Tightly knot the sock so that there is no space between the two tennis balls.
Lie on your back and then place the two tennis balls on either side of that little bump on the back of your head (the occipital protuberance). Let the weight of your head settle onto the tennis balls. Close your eyes and relax for 10-15 minutes. This may be done up to four times daily.
Create your own sock/tennis balls stillpoint inducer and try this three times and give us some feedback.