Craniosacral Therapy

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Craniosacral Therapy is based on understanding that the continuous subtle movements of the cranial bones result in a very subtle rhythm. This rhythm is understood as a response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow within the spinal cord and brain environment. A craniosacral therapist gently works with the spine and the skull, its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia.

Using a hands on approach therapists are able to detect disturbances in the rhythm to help them identify areas of dysfunction, such as cranial, sutural, membrane and other soft tissue restrictions in the body. The work can address physical aches and pains, acute and chronic disease or simply developing well-being and vitality. Craniosacral Therapy is so gentle that it is suitable for babies, children, and the elderly, as well as adults; and also in fragile or acutely painful conditions.

There are other situations — such as jaw dysfunctions, migraines, concussions, fibromyalgia, degenerative neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s — in which, Craniosacral Therapy may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an alternative to be included in a comprehensive management program.