The Science of Craniosacral Therapy

Updated: Jun 28

Perform a web search for "Craniosacral Therapy," and you will undoubtedly find definitions relating to osteopathy, Gwyneth Paltrow, and “pseudoscience;” various articles stating that the bold claims of this quack therapy could not possibly be accurate, as the “bones of the skull fuse after birth.”

However, this outdated and over-summarized explanation often leaves the average person only more confused, and no closer to knowing what modern Craniosacral Therapy actually entails.

ln order to begin to understand how such “simple” applications of therapeutic touch can have such profound effects on a myriad of conditions (including migraines, ADHD, pregnancy, pelvic dysfunction, autism, fibromyalgia and many more,) one must first understand the complexity and the intelligent entanglement of the biological systems involved.

The body functions primarily according to the central nervous system (CNS), consisting of the brain and spinal cord, which monitors and responds to everything in the body via electrical impulses. These vital constituents, as well as the attached bones, are surrounded and protected by a system of membranous structures and fluids that maintain the environment in which the central nervous system functions.

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flows through this craniosacral system providing nourishment, waste removal, and protection to the brain, ensuring proper function of the body’s most complex organ.

Craniosacral therapists use their hands to gently assess and release tension and restriction from the craniosacral tissues surrounding the skull and the spine, reducing any associated strain on the central nervous system. Because the central nervous system controls and is essential to every function of the body and mind, via a variety of chemical and electrical signals, restrictions in one area of the body can have far-reaching physiological effects in others.

Craniosacral Therapy works to maintain a healthy and balanced flow of information throughout the body, improving overall wellness and immunity.

Ready to schedule your session? Visit our booking site, or read the articles below to learn more about your body's craniosacral system!






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