CranioSacral was developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, an osteopathic physician. It is a light-touch approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction while improving whole body health and performance.
Just as our breath has a rhythm and hearts have a beat, the CranioSacral System has a Cranial Rhythmic Pulse (CRP) which is produced by the production and re-absorption of Cerebral Spinal Fluid. A CranioSacral practitioner monitors that rhythm to evaluate your internal environment, trace areas of weakness and identify the original source of dysfunction by using light touch. Tension is released with delicate manual techniques to improve the form and function of the central nervous system.
Every day the body endures physical, emotional and mental stresses and strains, but the body can only handle so much before the tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. This can compromise the function of the central nervous system and the performance of nearly every other system in your body. CranioSacral releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self correct.
A session begins with gently holding parts of the head, back, feet and sacrum to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system. A typical CranioSacral session takes place in a quiet, private setting. You are fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable padded table. Sessions generally last about an hour.
Because CranioSacral is so gentle, it is safe for all ages from newborns to elders.
CranioSacral Therapy improves your body’s ability to take better care of you by helping to relieve pain, illness and dysfunction from many conditions such as:
- Migraines & Headaches
- Chronic Neck & Back Pain
- Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia
- Stress & Tension Related Disorders
- TMJ Syndrome
- Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Orthopedic Problems
- Infant & Childhood Disorders
- Frenectomy Recovery Labial (upper lip) & Lingual (“tongue tied”)
- Learning Disabilities
- Emotional Stress