Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial Sacral Therapy helps to strengthen your body’s ability to take better care of you. It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including: 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, scoliosis, central nervous system disorders, emotional difficulties, TMJ, learning disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder, orthopedic problems and many other conditions.

Cranial Sacral Therapy is performed on a person fully clothed or drapped. Using a light touch, generally no more than the weight of a nickel, the practitioner monitors the rhythm of the Cranial Sacral system to detect potential restriction and imbalances. The cranial sacral rhythm is like a tidal movement in the body. This rhythm can be felt on any part of the body. All cranial work revolves around this rhythm. The cerebral spinal fluid is where the tidal or rhythmic movement takes place. The cerebral spinal fluid is a viscous liquid that surrounds the central nervous system, and supplies this system with nutrients and cleanses it of waste. This movement affects the whole body not just the bones of the skull, spine or sacrum. It also affects every cell of the body, which affects every organ and limb. Therefore, the flow of cerebral spinal fluid can be affected by restrictions in the sutures of the skull, muscle tension, enlarged blood vessels and inflamed nerves, or emotional states like anxiety, excitement or relaxation.

The Cranial Sacral system consists of the membranes and cerebral spinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. 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, and imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. These problems could include chronic pain, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, eye difficulties and other health challenges.

Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. You also benefit from better over all health and resistance to disease.