- Posted by Sam
- On 12/11/2015
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Craniosacral Therapy helps remove impediments to the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which have been created within the cranium and spinal cord. A nervous system, which is free of impingement, allows fuller support of the natural processes of healing, and balance is the key to normal function.
A very gentle touch is used to ‘listen’ to the slow pulsation generated by the cerebrospinal ebb and flow throughout the whole body tissue to find where the motion is disturbed or affected by constriction or resistance within the body structure and consequently where the body function is being affected. The therapeutic side of the work is in helping the body to re-establish the original movement flows by assisting in the resolution of any resistance patterns. The craniosacral system of the body consists of fluid and membranes that surround and protect the spinal cord. The system encompasses the bones of the skull, face, and mouth, which make up the cranium, or head, all the way down to the sacrum and coccyx, or tailbone. This physiological system begins functioning in the womb and continues its function until death.
Like, and separate from, the cardiovascular and respiratory rhythms, another body rhythm — the craniosacral system (Also know as the cerebrospinal pumping mechanism)– influences many body functions. An imbalance in this system can adversely affect the development of the brain and spinal cord, which can result in sensory, motor and neurological dysfunction. The positive effect of Craniosacral Therapy relies largely upon an individual’s natural self-corrective physiological activities. The therapist’s light, hands-on approach assists the hydraulic forces that are inherent in the internal environment of the body.
It is non-invasive -a light touch that helps restore the natural rhythms of the body. Craniosacral therapy can help improve a variety of conditions such as colic, ear infections, visual and auditory processing problems, strabismus and amblyopia, cerebral palsy, torticollis, autism, a.d.d, seizures, and many other conditions. It can be very effective for releasing tension patterns or trauma in the eyes, brain, and body. Craniosacral Therapy should be administered if a child has experienced any of the following:
- The first is birth trauma. Breech, C-section, Ptosin-induced birth, forceps, suction, premature birth are considered birth traumas.
- The second common reason is physical trauma, especially in early life.
- The third reason that causes an interruption in this system is psychological trauma, especially in early life.
Craniosacral therapy is performed on a fully clothed body. Using a light touch-generally no more than the weight of a nickel, the practitioner uses delicate techniques to relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord. A session can last from 15 minutes to more than an hour. The result is a nervous system free of restrictions. And a body that is able to return to its greatest levels of performance.