CranioSacral Therapy is a hands on therapy that uses very light touch. Craniosacral therapy works to enhance the performance of the central nervous system and to bring balance to the body. Tension anywhere in the body can restrict the flow of the craniosacral rhythm. Craniosacral therapy works to release restrictions within the membrane and fascial systems of the body. Imbalances or restriction within the craniosacral system can cause sensory, motor or neurological impairment or dysfunctions. Once treated, the central nervous system can function at a more optimal level.
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord and cerebrospinal fluid. The craniosacral system includes the bones attached to the membranes, extending from the skull all the way to the tail bone. It also includes the connective tissues (fascia) which is the main support frame within the body.
Craniosacral therapy complements the body's own natural healing abilities. It also views the individual as an integrated whole person, not just parts. Releasing restrictions can help alleviate a wide range of medical problems with pain and dysfunction including, but not limited to:
Migraines and Headaches
Chronic neck and back pain
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Stress and tension related problems
Post-traumatic stress disorders
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD)
Learning disabilities (ADD/ADHD)
Thoracic outlet syndrome
During a session the client stays clothed. The therapist places their hands beneath the skull or tail bone and listens to the craniosacral rhythm. Often the client will reach a very relaxed state. The client may also experience a sense of warmth, tingling or pulsing. These sensations are in response to fascial shifting occurring in the body. Some results are greater flexibility, increased energy, reduction of pain, and reduction of stress.