This therapy is a physical medicine technique that is very gentle and can create profound changes; both physically and mentally. The practitioners of this art have been trained to feel the pulsation of the cerebral spinal fluid (termed the cranial pulse) and utilize this information to find problems with mechanics of the head, neck, spine, back, and hips. They can then use this information to gently restore the position and motion of associated bones, nerves, and muscles. Patients experience better physical and emotional health as a result.
Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy (also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.
Craniosacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint disorder (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) and more.
Craniosacral therapy is used for a wide range of problems in both children and adults including constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, seizures, scoliosis, migraine headaches, disturbed sleep cycles, asthma, neck pain, sinus infections, TMJ syndrome, Ménière’s disease and ear problems, and for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who have experienced birth trauma or head trauma. The American Cancer Society notes that while cranial osteopathy therapy has not been shown scientifically to be a treatment for cancer, it can help patients feel more relaxed by helping to relieve stress and tension.