Developed by Dr. John Upledger in the late seventies, this therapy is based on the Craniosacral system that consists of membranes and the cerebral fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. This system extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth down the sacrum (tailbone area). Since this system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal column, an imbalance or blockage within it can cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities, including:
Migraines & Headaches
Chronic Neck & Back Pain
Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
Central Nervous System Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
Many Other Conditions
CranioSacral Therapy is performed on a person fully clothed. Using a light touch---generally no more than the weight of a nickel---the practitioner monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. The therapist then uses delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.
A CranioSacral Therapy session can last from about 15 minutes to more than an hour, and the initial evaluation alone is enough to correct a problem. The result? A central nervous system free of restrictions and a body that's able to return to its greatest levels of performance.
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