Craniosacral Therapy

What Is Craniosacral Therapy?

A gentle form of manipulation, craniosacral therapy is a hands-on healing technique typically practiced by physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors. Craniosacral therapists manipulate the craniosacral system, which includes the soft tissues and bones of the head (cranium), the spine down to its tail end (the sacral area), and the pelvis. They also work with the membranes that surround these bones and the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord. Although the therapist uses a touch so light that many patients don’t even notice it, most people report feeling profoundly relaxed after a treatment.

How Does Craniosacral Therapy Work?

Craniosacral therapists believe that the movement of the spinal fluid within and around the central nervous system creates a vital body rhythm, no less important to health and well-being than the heartbeat or the breath.

What are the Health Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy?

Cerebrospinal fluid bathes the brain and central nervous system in a rich mixture of proteins, electrolytes, amino acids, and other essential nutrients. When the craniosacral system is properly aligned, proponents say, the central nervous system can efficiently deliver these substances to the rest of the body.

By clearing the blockages, craniosacral therapy may help to:

  1. Boost general well being
  2. Reduce stress
  3. Improve the quality of sleep
  4. Increase energy
  5. Enhance the functioning of all the body’s organs.

 

 

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