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The Therapeutic Value of CranioSacral Therapy

  The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.

Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. These problems could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, and other health challenges.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle method of detec­tion and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. You also benefit from better overall health, and resistance to disease.

Because of its positive effect on so many body functions, CranioSacral Therapy is practiced today by a wide variety of healthcare professionals. They include osteopaths, medical doctors, doctors of chiropractic medicine, doctors of Oriental medicine, psychiatrists, psychologists, dentists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and other professional bodyworkers.

How Is CranioSacral Therapy Performed?

 The CranioSacral Therapy practitioner uses a light touch.  Generally no more than the weight of a nickel, to test for restrictions in the craniosacral system. This is done by monitoring the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid as it flows through the system.

While experienced clinicians can detect that motion anywhere on your body, they can most easily feel it at the skull, sacrum and coccyx. These bones attach to the membranes that enclose the cerebro­spinal fluid.

 The positive effects of CranioSacral Therapy rely to a large extent on your body's natural self-corrective activities. The therapist's light, hands-on approach simply assists the hydraulic forces inherent in the craniosacral system to improve your body's internal environment, and strengthen its ability to heal itself.

What Conditions Does CranioSacral Therapy Address?

 CranioSacral Therapy strengthens your body's ability to do what it does best….take care of you.  In that way it helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including:

 
v     Central Nervous System Disorders
v     Emotional Difficulties
v     Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
v     Learning Disabilities
v     Stress and Tension-Related Problems Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
v     Orthopedic Problems
v     Scoliosis
v     Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
v     Migraine Headaches
v     Chronic Fatigue
v     Motor-Coordination Impairments
v     Chronic Neck and Back Pain
v     And Many Other Conditions

 

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