Craniosacral therapy is a gentle treatment using a number of techniques. It balances the spinal fluid between the brain and tailbone. There are seven bones in the skull that allow some movement and Craniosacral therapy tries to restore their movement back to the way it should be. There are many things that can make the movement of these out of balance. This therapy releases tension from the spinal cord and improves the function of the nerves helping the body to heal.
The correct movement of the spinal fluid allows the nerves from the spinal cord to receive the right amount of nutrients letting the nervous system stimulate organs, muscles and tissues and creating better health.
Craniosacral therapy is best used for nerve impingement, after effects of surgery, allergies, chronic fatigue, dental problems, headaches or depression. It is safe to use during pregnancy in most cases because it is gentle and can also be used for babies and children as there are no known side effects.
Craniosacral therapy is a holistic treatment so it works on many levels of your being not just the physical. So Craniosacral therapy can help you make emotional shifts when you feel stuck that can help you let go of negative energy patterns and to move forward in a positive direction.
Craniosacral therapy works physically on any part of your body because the nerve impulses affect everything. Compressed nerves can make you feel unwell, cause depression, pain, bad digestion, headaches etc. Sometimes pressure on or in the cranial or facial bones can lead to jaw clenching and the therapy releases this pressure thereby lowering the incidence of headaches or migraines. It can also help with kidney and digestive function when it adjusts the fluid around the spinal areas that affects those organs.
Sessions are carried out on a massage table, usually clothed. It involves a gentle holding by the practitioner with light manipulation. Some of this holding involves holding the head (cranium or scull) and the sacrum (bottom of the spine). The therapist tunes into the ebb and flow of your spinal fluid and holds certain points to stimulate it in the right direction. Treatment can be weekly or monthly depending on the problem. Your therapist will know when you need to come for further treatment.