When a person chooses to practice CranioSacral Therapy, whether as his or her sole modality or as one of several services provided to clients, there are several common scenarios that may present themselves. The savvy practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy should attempt to be prepared for these somewhat common situations, in order to provide the best possible services to his or her clients.
One of the more common scenarios that can unfold for the practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy is that clients and other members of the community may not know what CranioSacral Therapy entails, how it works and what it can be used to address. Others might have some broad notion of the basis of CranioSacral Therapy, but not a full or complete grasp. Some people may even have some incorrect ideas about what constitutes CranioSacral Therapy.
Therefore, one of the first types of situations to be prepared for as a practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy is the lack of common knowledge about what this modality entails. In order to handle this situation in a savvy manner, the practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy should, first of all, be well prepared to explain this method to his or her clients. You should be able to describe what a typical session of CranioSacral Therapy involves, what this method may be used to address, and any other pertinent details, using words that are fairly easy to understand.
Along with one’s ability to describe the important details about CranioSacral Therapy, the prepared practitioner may also want to have brochures and other such marketing and education material readily available, so that clients and potential clients can read more about CranioSacral Therapy. Keep this material on hand in your office or session room, and if you have a website, be sure to have a section of information on CranioSacral Therapy for your clients and potential clients to peruse.
Being prepared to educate your current and prospective clients on the history, structure, mechanisms and benefits of CranioSacral Therapy is a huge step in the right direction when it comes to preparing for the common situations a practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy may face. This is equally important for those who practice only CranioSacral Therapy and for those who practice CranioSacral Therapy along with other techniques or modalities.
There is another somewhat common scenario, which is related to the need for client education on CranioSacral Therapy, and which pertains mainly to those professionals who practice CranioSacral Therapy along with other health techniques or services, from massage therapy and bodywork to chiropractic and naturopathic care. For these professionals, the ability to explain to individual clients why they may benefit from CranioSacral Therapy can be quite important.
For example, a client may come to a massage therapist seeking relief from chronic neck and back pain. In this example, the massage therapist needs to be able to decide whether CranioSacral Therapy may be appropriate for this client, and then he or she needs to be able to explain this reasoning to the client.