Craniosacral Therapy involves very subtle manipulation on the cranial bones. It is based on the evidence that William Garner Sutherland discovered in the 1900’s that the bones of the skull are not completely fused. They, in fact, allow for slight, but palpable motion which facilitates the cranial rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid. If these cranial bones are not moving normally, which could be due to head injury or a membranous restriction, it can impede on the circulation, and membranous function which surround and facilitate the brain and spinal cord.
Some of the many things Craniosacral therapy can help with include:
- Headaches and migraines
- TMJ dysfunction
- Sinus problems
- Learning disabilities
- Infantile disorders
- The body’s ability to heal
With Craniosacral Therapy, the therapist attempts to normalize the function and mobility of the cranial bones and those of the pelvis. Restoring this relationship has a profound effect on the entire body as all neural innervation stems between the head and sacrum. The therapy itself is very gentle and relaxing, often patients find themselves dozing off during treatments.