CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, subtle yet very powerful technique which creates a deep sense of peace, calm and centeredness. This deeply relaxing, balancing modality enables one to focus better, reduces anxiety and a whole host of other benefits!
While the validity of the cardiovascular and respiratory rhythms is undisputed today, for eons the very existence of these systems sparked debates in medical communities around the globe! Don’t be surprised to learn this; after all, for a very long time we also thought the earth was flat!
Now for over 35 years, osteopathic physician and well known researcher John E Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., has been a proponent of using the rhythm of another body system – the CranioSacral system – to enhance the body functioning, help alleviate pain and discomfort and to ramp up the body’s overall health and balance.
The CranioSacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal 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, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disturbances or disabilities .These problems could include chronic pain, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, eye and ear difficulties, scoliosis and other health challenges.
CranioSacral Therapy is a very 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. This therapy also results in better overall health and resistance to disease.
You remain fully clothed while work is done primarily on the head and spine. CranioSacral Therapy balances the flow of cerebrospinal fluid that is naturally produced in the arachnoid spaces of the brain and circulates within the brain and spinal cord. CranioSacral work is particularly effective in assisting those with headaches, migraines, chronic ear problems, learning difficulties, hyperactivity, insomnia and anxiety to name a few.
When the body is in balance, it feels better, functions better and stays well longer!
Who Can Perform Craniosacral Therapy.
Because of its positive effect on so many body functions, CranioSacral Therapy is practiced today by a wide variety of specially trained healthcare professionals. They include osteopathic physicians, allopathic physicians, doctors of chiropractic, naturopathic physicians, nurses, massage therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, speech and language pathologists and other trained professionals.
CranioSacral Therapy strengthens 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
• Learning Disabilities
• Birth Trauma
• Chronic Fatigue
• Central Nervous System Disorders
• Emotional Difficulties
• Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Orthopedic Problems
• Many Other Conditions