What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle technique that relieves tension in the soft tissues around the brain and spine, which decreases pain and dysfunction and improves health. As the body compensates for the stress and strain of everyday movement, tissues may tighten and pull on the craniosacral system. A very light touch is used to gently release tension and restrictions in these tissues, freeing the craniosacral system. This technique is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
The History of Craniosacral Therapy
This technique grew out of osteopathic medicine, which was developed in the late nineteenth century by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. His student, Dr. William Sutherland, applied osteopathy to the skull; what was then called Cranial Osteopathy has since been refined by later doctors into Craniosacral Therapy.
What to Expect
Using a soft touch, practitioners release tightness in the soft tissues that surround the nervous system.
The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy
By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, Craniosacral therapy is able to assist a wide variety of dysfunctions. Craniosacral Therapy is best used to increase the calming response of the nervous system to assist the healing process.
Who Benefits from This Technique?
People who have concussions, traumatic brain injuries, migraines/headaches, chronic neck and back pain, stress, motor-coordination impairments, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, strokes, vestibular issues, tooth pain, pain throughout the face from trauma, anxiety, or stress.
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