CranioSacral Therapy is a hands-on healing technique, whereby therapists gently mobilize and release the Cranio-sacral system, which includes the soft tissue of the head (cranium), the spine down to its tail end (the sacral area) and the pelvis. It focuses on the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid, which is produced on a constant basis in structures within the brain.
The movement of spinal fluid within and around the central nervous system is known to create a vital body rhythm, equally important to health and well-being as the beating of the heart or the breath.
CranioSacral Therapy helps to boost general well-being, reduces stress, improves quality of sleep, increases energy and enhances the functioning of all the body's organs via the nervous system. It is a non-intrusive therapy that works with the entire structure, physiology, mind and spirit. For a treatment, clients usually lay on a massage table and the therapist works through light clothing. It is a very gentle and profoundly relaxing procedure that lasts between 90 and 120 minutes.
Your CranioSacral therapists may combine other therapies in a CranioSacral Balancing session, such as Myofascial release, SomatoEmotional Release or Polarity Therapy. These therapies enhance the healing session and effectiveness of CranioSacral Therapy. CranioSacral Therapy can treat a wide range of conditions and can be used to treat all age groups including babies and young children.
Therapy was pioneered and developed by
osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State
University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of
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