I am a practitioner of Reiki and Craniosacral therapy, helping fatigue (e.g. M.E.), chronic (and otherwise) pain, immune system issues, insomnia, anxiety, stress, injuries, trauma, grief, depression, fibromyalgia, and other conditions. I believe that self help and taking control of your own recovery or condition management can be extremely important and to this end will post tips and useful information. More information on Craniosacral Therapy can be found on the Association Website here.
Can Reiki or Craniosacral therapy help fatigue and pain? - 3rd Mar 2020
Sometimes people ask me if Reiki or Craniosacral Therapy will help their particular condition, so today I wanted to address, 'Can Reiki or Craniosacral therapy help with fatigue and pain?' The short answer to this is yes! Part of the reason is covered in my article below on resourcing and pacing as they improve the body's resilience. Both therapies help the body to relax and so allow the body's healing mechanisms to work more effectively. Sometimes nerves are stuck on 'pain on' with too many gateways open, sending pain signals continuously. Sometimes an area of the spine is causing pain elsewhere in the body or there is too unhelpful inflammation. These situations can be helped by reducing the activation involved.
Pacing and Resourcing - 21st Jan 2020
As a practitioner of Reiki and Craniosacral therapy, helping fatigue (e.g. M.E.), insomnia, anxiety, stress, injuries, trauma, grief, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic (and otherwise) pain and many other conditions, I find that pacing can be an extremely valuable tool and within that resourcing.
The graphs below show a person's activation due to stress over a day. The person in graph 2 has been able to recover somewhat after each stressful event so that the peak stress of the day is much lower and they are likely to have a much better night’s sleep and calmer day tomorrow. There are things we can do to improve our ability to recover from stressful events such as Meditation, Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki. Just taking a moment after each event can also be really helpful, perhaps focus on your breathing or do a little resourcing (at its most simplistic this is thinking of something that makes you feel good- it can be a place, sound, smell).
The graphs describe the stress for a certain day although a similar effect can be seen with the build up of pain over a day. For this the events would involve occurrences that bring on pain and resourcing can also be used to help calm it down again afterwards.