What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy is a manual therapeutic procedure for remedying distortions in the structure and function of the Craniosacral mechanism -- the membranes that contain the cerebrospinal fluid, which surrounds the brain and spinal column, as well as the cranial (head and face) bones to which these membranes are attached.
The CranioSacral practitioner uses a light touch, generally no more weight than a nickel, to check for restrictions in the craniosacral system. This is done by monitoring the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid as it flows through the system.
A craniosacral session lasts at least an hour. The client remains dressed, while lying in a relaxed position on the practitioner's table. The positive effects of the therapy rely to a large extent on the body's natural self-corrective activities. The therapist's light, hands-on approach simply assists the hydraulic forces of the craniosacral system to improve the body's internal environment, and strengthen its ability to heal itself.
Craniosacral Therapy strengthens your body's ability to take better care of you. It may help 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 Core Injuries, Chronic Fatigue, Scoliosis, Central Nervous System Disorders, Emotional Difficulties, Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ), Learning Disabilities, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Orthopedic Problems, And Many Other Conditions