Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands-on body work that connects with the craniosacral system and all the connective tissue of the body using very light pressure. It’s applied by monitoring movement of the craniosacral system and blending with the connective tissue. It follows tissue wherever it leads, honoring the inner wisdom of each client. It’s extremely relaxing, as it can stimulate connective tissue to release deeply held tension and increase mobility within the system.
What is the craniosacral system?
It is a distinct system that includes the cranial bones and sacrum, the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord and line the sacrum, and the cerebral spinal fluid. It has its own pulse and circulatory system. The rest of the body responds to this pulse through the networking of the connective tissue.
What does craniosacral therapy address?
It tones the nervous and organ system and helps restore them “by removing stones from the road,” as says, Dr. John E. Upledger, the co-founder of craniosacral therapy and president of the Upledger Institute, a resource center for craniosacral studies in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Craniosacral therapy is best known for helping with headaches, whiplash, some learning disabilities, like dyslexia and autism, sinus problems, allergies, high blood pressure, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, depression or fatigue.