Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of assessing and improving the function of the Craniosacral system — the physiological body system that includes the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Like the respiratory system and cardiovascular system the Craniosacral system is a physiological system which is vital to normal bodily function. The cranial pulse or rhythm ranges from 6-12 cycles per minute and any irregularities in it can be sensed by a Craniosacral Therapist. Any irregularities sensed can be dealt with by the therapist, unwinding the myofascial system affecting Craniosacral imbalances, allowing the body to self correct and regain a natural rhythm and flow of the cerebrospinal fluid.
Craniosacral Therapy is used to augment the body’s natural healing processes, enhancing the operation of the central nervous system, dissolving the effects of stress, enhancing health and strengthening resistance to disease by increasing the effectiveness of the immune system. Craniosacral Therapy usually requires only five grams of pressure when testing for restrictions in the various regions of the Craniosacral system. It is a system where diagnosis and treatment can be one and the same and the assessment alone can often help solve the presenting problem.