Why is CranioSacral Therapy so Important?
CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your health. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Few body structures have more influence over your health and well-being than your central nervous system. And few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system – the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord.
Every day you endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them. But your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinalcord. Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system – and the performance of nearly every other system in the body.
CranioSacral Therapy releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch – starting with about the weight of a nickel – practitioners evaluate your internal environment. Then they use distinctive light-touch techniques to release any restrictions they find.
By freeing the Central Nervous System to perform at its best, CranioSacral Therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease and enhances yo r health. And because it’s so gentle, CranioSacral Therapy can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.
What Conditions Does CranioSacral Therapy address?
CranioSacral Therapy improves your body’s ability to take better care of you. It addresses the nervous system, muscular system, and brain and helps relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness, and dysfunction, including:
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Infant and Childhood Disorders
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- TMJ Syndrome
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Orthopedic Problems
- Depression and Anxiety
What can I expect from a session?
A typical CranioSacral Therapy session takes place on a massage table while fully clothed. Your therapist begins by gently touching parts of the body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system.
By carefully listening with the hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion, your therapist can trace those areas of weakness through the body to the original source of dysfunction.
Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problems and improve the form and function of your nervous system. CranioSacral Therapy sessions can last up to an hour or more. It can be used alone or integrated with other therapies to create more powerful effects.
What you experience from your own session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in the areas the therapist is working on.