Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle, light touch technique that works to release restrictions in the fascia (the connective tissue that organizes the tissues and organs in our bodies) and craniosacral system (the fluid and membranes that nourish and protect the brain and spinal cord) to promote optimal functioning and reduced pain.
The focus of the work is on the craniosacral system which includes the bones of the face, skull, spine and sacrum as well the fluid and membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The practitioner can work on the craniosacral system through your clothing on any part of the body.
There are different schools of Craniosacral Therapy. At Release-Remedial Therapies, our practitioner is trained in Upledger Craniosacral Therapy, the school of teaching founded by Dr. John Upledger, the doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who first noticed the craniosacral rhythm during surgery and later discovered that he could palpate the craniosacral rhythm from anywhere in the body. He realized that restrictions in the craniosacral system could affect the nervous system, which regulates all body systems, and he designed many of the techniques that we use today to find and resolve these restrictions. Upledger Craniosacral Therapy is firmly rooted in physical anatomy, but the effects of the treatments can go far beyond, often affecting patients not only on a physical level, but mentally and emotionally as well.
Why Craniosacral Therapy?
Extremely safe and detoxifying
Enhances the body's natural healing process
Gets to the cause of the problem
Long lasting results
How Craniosacral Therapy Can Help
More specifically, and most commonly, Craniosacral therapy can be used in a range of disorders including:
Central Nervouse System Disorders
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Spinal Cord Disease/Injuries
Chronic Neck & Back Pain
Stress & Tension
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TJS)
Headaches & Migraines
Spinal Cord Injuries
There are very few contraindications to craniosacral therapy treatment, but if you have recently undergone brain or spinal cord surgery, or recently suffered from hemorrhagic stroke or aneurism, for example, your therapist will want to confirm with your medical doctor that your condition has stabilized adequately before starting with treatment. If you have any questions about whether or not craniosacral therapy would be right for you, please Contact Us.