Craniosacral therapy is a form of bodywork that focuses on the craniosacral system, which includes the bones of the skull, the spinal column, and the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord. This therapy aims to improve the function of the nervous system and promote overall health and well-being.
During a craniosacral therapy session, the therapist uses gentle touch to evaluate the craniosacral system and identify any areas of tension or restriction. The therapist may use techniques such as light pressure, holding, and subtle movements to release these areas of tension and encourage the body's natural healing processes.
Craniosacral therapy is often used to treat a variety of conditions, including headaches, neck and back pain, stress and tension-related disorders, and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. It can also be used to promote relaxation, improve sleep, and enhance overall wellness.
Craniosacral therapy is generally considered safe and non-invasive, and can be used in conjunction with other medical treatments. As with many modalities today, it is important to research the practitioner and their qualifications to be certain they are meeting the needs of the client or patient.