CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle healing technique that uses light touch - only about the weight of a nickel - to release tensions deep within the body and encourage healing. CranioSacral Therapy targets a wide range of health issues and pain including: headaches, chronic neck and back pain, stress and tension-related disorders, TMJ, digestive issues, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, depressed immune systems, and many more.
The power of CranioSacral Therapy lies in its focus on the craniosacral system, the fluids and soft tissues that nourish and protect the brain and spinal cord. Stress and injury cause tensions to accumulate in the body tissues and eventually compromise the efficiency and proper functioning of the central nervous system. This, in turn, potentially influences other systems in the body. Restoring balance to the craniosacral system means restoring balance to the core of the body, and releasing tensions throughout the body that are causing dysfunction.
Just like the cardiac and respiratory rhythms, the craniosacral system has a rhythm can be detected through touch. Cerebrospinal fluid circulates within the craniosacral system, and is produced and reabsorbed to the blood. This causes the craniosacral system to gently expand and contract in a rhythm of about 6 - 12 cycles per minute. The therapist "listens" to the craniosacral rhythm on various parts of the body to locate areas of restriction or weakness. She then releases these restrictions through delicate manual techniques.
The goal during a CranioSacral Therapy session is to help the client to “heal from the core.” The client generally experiences deep relaxation during the session, and enjoys benefits including long-term relief from pain and stress, improved immunity, and true healing. It is a safe technique for almost everyone, including the elderly and clients seeking gentler techniques.