Cranio-Sacral therapy can be a powerful addition to virtually any integrative medicine program. Osteopathic research has shown that the head bones rhythmically move in coordination with the sacrum. There is movement of the cranial bones and all the body tissues in a subtle, rhythmic pattern as the cerebrospinal fluid ebbs and flows. If there is restriction to that motion (from trauma, tissue damage or even traumatic memories), a person can have reduced adaptabilities to the stresses of life. Cranio-Sacral therapy is a gentle technique that treats the imbalance in the cranio-sacral motion of the bones of the skull but also creates an experience of safety and relaxation that can have powerful effect on the process of healing of body and mind.
Cranio-Sacral therapy is like floating on water. Some people feel as if they are drifting in and out of sleep. Others have reported that they felt flow of energy in their chakra system. The sessions increase relaxation, bring a deeper sense of one's own body, and can enhance well-being. The profound changes have been attributed to the effect upon the Autonomic Nervous System. Sessions are conducted fully clothed and at the end you are fully awake, alert and energized.
The gentle, non-invasive Cranio-Sacral therapy technique has been found to be effective in treating ADHD, Aging, Autism, Cancer support, headaches, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, lupus, pain, stress, stroke, TMJ dysfunction, motor coordination, eye problems, dyslexia, depression and anxiety, hyperactivity, and other central nervous system problems.
There are a variety of approaches to working with the skeletal/cerebro-spinal fluid system including those of osteopathic physicians Dr. John Upledger and Dr. Solihin Thom.
Dr. John Upledger