Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle hands-on body therapy that uses light forces and specific holds to release blockages within the bodily tissues. The technique is based on the premise that unprocessed physical and emotional trauma is stored in the body’s tissues in an attempt to wall-off its harmful effects.
The circulation of cerebrospinal (CSF) fluid around the brain and spinal cord creates a subtle pulsation (expansion and contraction) that is palpable to the trained hand. The unrestricted and efficient circulation of the CSF nourishes the sensitive neural structures of the brain and spinal cord and helps to promote pain relief and relaxation.
Craniosacral therapy was developed by the osteopath John Upledger in the United States. This work has it’s roots in the gentle form of manual therapy called cranial osteopathy. In essence, it is a very gentle way to assess and treat the tissues of the body in order to restore their structural alignment and function. It can be used for problems related to the bones and joints, as well as, to the soft tissue of the body including the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.