Cynthia was 82 years old and not very mobile. She was bent over, using walking sticks, and shuffling along somewhat uncomfortably. Her weekly physiotherapy sessions seemed to have done all they could. She had been receiving acupuncture for some time, and she just wondered if Cranio-Sacral Therapy might possibly help at all.
There was a considerable accumulation of tightness throughout her body (82 years worth), and there was plenty to do in terms of treatment, but her hips were the main source of restriction that were preventing her from walking freely. I treated her once a week and within the context of overall treatment, included some Fascial Unwinding of the hip. I started very carefully, just a little bit of brief very gentle unwinding, to see how she would respond, and not wanting to disturb years of accumulated compensations and adaptations too suddenly. She responded well. Within a few weeks she was standing upright, had abandoned her sticks and was walking freely and confidently. As we continued the treatments, she commented one day during the hip unwinding, as her left foot floated past her face “I think I might take up ballet dancing”.
Vera - Bell’s Palsy
Vera was 82 years old and she found her Bell’s palsy very frustrating. It had started three years earlier following an operation for an acoustic neuroma and was showing no sign of abating. She found the cranio-sacral treatments very soothing and soon started to feel significant changes in her face from session to session. It was a slow process, but gradually her face became more active, more alive, more comfortable, and her eye in particular felt notably better. Unfortunately, the nerve damage was too great for a complete recovery, but she felt very pleased with the improvement that had been possible.