The Rhythm's of the Body
Updated: Nov 11, 2021
How many rhythms do we have?
We are all aware of the heart beat, our pulse, which we can feel on several areas of the body. when you go to the Doctor or the nurse, they will feel for the pulse. If there is an emergency the paramedics will feel for the carotid or femoral pulse. We also have the respiration rhythm, the number of breaths per minute. this is a very important indicator of when a patient is getting unwell, their breaths per minute rise before any other changes are noted . As a nurse myself, I am very conscious of the breathing rhythm of my patients.
As a craniosacral therapist, I also tune into the Craniosacral rhythm. this rhythm is less well known. So, what is it?
It is the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) and of the central nervous system. It can be felt anywhere in the body and it represents the flow of the CSF. if it is sluggish it represents chronic poor health. if it is too fast it may represents an acute illness. It also has its normal rhythm, similarly to the breath and the pulse. rate per minute.
During a craniosacral therapy session, I tune into this rhythm and it guides me to the areas of the body that are restricted, i.e. holding pain, trauma, stress, adhesions from surgery , birth trauma PTSD and much more. congratulations ,The healing journey may begin...