Craniosacral therapy was developed by osteopath, William D. Sutherland, in the early 1900’s as a way to feel and release restrictions in the movement of cranial (skull) bones and body’s fascia connective tissue. By releasing these restrictions, the practitioner is able to assist the body in regaining balanced function of the nervous, muscular, lymphatic, hormonal, and gastrointestinal systems. We recommend CST can be helpful in furthering physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
The craniosacral system is made up of the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. When we experience stresses that our bodies must compensate for, tissues in the body often tighten, which in turn distorts the craniosacral system and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Restrictions in this flow can disrupt the nervous system and essentially every system in our body. In a Craniosacral session, the practitioner will gently feel various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. They will then utilize soft-touch techniques to facilitate the release of restrictions and enhance the body’s ability to self-correct.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle and effective therapy, and therefore appropriate for almost any health issue. It is especially appropriate for patients who prefer not to receive chiropractic adjustments or who have contraindications to adjustments, such as osteoporosis.