craniosacral system

Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a very subtle, non-invasive and respectful therapeutic approach which restores the natural balance of our body with the help of inherent life forces present in our system. It is soft and gentle bodywork which has a holistic approach and works at the mental, emotional and physical level to maintain a state of balance throughout the whole being.

As the name indicates, Craniosacral Therapy works with the craniosacral system of our body which consists of membranes and fluid that surround, nourish and protect the brain and the spinal cord where our central nervous system (CNS) is housed.

The fluid known as the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) continuously fluctuates inside the membranes which cover the cranium (the brain) while passing through the vertebral column and joining at the tail bone (the sacrum). CSF pulsates or fluctuates rhythmically and is measured to have 10 cycles per minute during which it bathes all the tissues and structures of the body.

The craniosacral system is a vital system which helps in maintaining health and well being of the body along with the circulatory as well as the respiratory systems of the body.

A craniosacral practitioner taps into rhythms of the fluid which can be felt by touching specific parts of the head and the body. The rhythm of the fluid along with those of the tissues, bones, muscles and other fluids in the body reveal the original matrix of health through the Primary Respiration which reveals the potency and vibrancy of life and health all over the body.

There might be areas where the rhythm or the flow is restricted or ‘densified’ which might indicate disease or an injury or compression or stress.

The practitioner works with the intelligence of the body along with its original matrix and lets the inherent treatment plan unfold for self-correction and healing to happen. This helps in improving and restoring the overall flow in the body and to bring it to a state of balance and well being.