Like the rhythmic beating of our hearts, the craniosacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout our bodies.
Using a gentle touch generally no heavier than the weight of a nickel, a trained craniosacral therapist can monitor this subtle rhythm at key body points to pinpoint the source of an obstruction or stress.
The therapist then gently coaxes your body into restoring its natural craniosacral rhythm by releasing fascial restrictions in the diaphragms of the physical body and assisting the hydraulic force of the fluid to flow in sync between the cranium and the sacrum.
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.
Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in the craniosacral system could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. Some of the issues craniosacral therapy can effectively help are:
- Migraines and Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor Coordination Impairments
- Stress and Tension Related Problems
- Infantile Disorders
- Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chronic Fatigue
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Emotional Difficulties
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Learning Disabilities
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Orthopedic Problems