CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural mechanisms to improve the functioning of your brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Craniosacral Therapy dissipates the negative effects of stress to enhance your general health and resistance to dis-ease.
The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluids 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 the spinal column to the sacrum (tailbone).
A Craniosacral Therapist uses a light touch, often not exceeding five grams (the equivalent weight of a nickel) of pressure to test the cranial system. Examination is done by testing for movement in various parts of the craniosacral system. Often, when movement testing is completed, the restriction has been removed and the system is able to self-correct.
Trained Craniosacral Therapists are able to palpate the motion of the craniosacral system anywhere on a patients body. Valuable information can be gained very quickly with regard to rate, amplitude, symmetry and quality of craniosacral motion.