Until recently it was a popular belief that the bones of the human skull, cranial bones, became fused together and immobile by the time we reached adulthood. Modern research has proven that these bones are actually capable of movement via the connective tissue that links them. The bones and connective tissue of the spine are similar in structure to the cranial bones; both contain a layer of fluid (cerebrospinal fluid) which flows in a rhythmic pulse.
Craniosacral Therapists are able to detect irregularities in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through light touch and the testing of range of motion in the limbs. Glitches in the flow have been associated with dysfunction in other areas of the body as connected by the central nervous system. Few body structures have more influence over your health and wellness than your central nervous system, which is influenced directly by the craniosacral system.
Delicate manual pressure is used to release problem areas. Craniosacral therapy releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and begin self healing. By freeing the central nervous system so that it can perform at its best, Craniosacral therapy helps to naturally reduce and eliminate pain and stress which strengthens resistance to disease and can enhance overall wellness. Sessions are gentle and deeply relaxing.