Craniosacral therapy is a gentle manipulation, which locates and corrects imbalances
in the craniosacral system. A light touch of no more than 0.18 of an ounce [the weight
of a nickel] the practitioner can feel the rhythmic pulsation’s. Gentle manipulations at
the sutures release tension from the membranes and the entire system, allowing the body to
self-correct. Sensory, motor or intellectual dysfunctions may result with these
imbalances. The positive effects of this therapeutic system are realized, to a large
extent, by the body’s innate healing and self-correcting abilities. The craniosacral
system is made up of the brain, spinal cord, cerebral spinal fluid [which cushions and
bathes the brain and spinal cord from skull to sacrum], dural membrane [which supports
the brain], cranial bones and the sacrum. It is a closed hydraulic system that moves
with a minimal but perceptible rhythmic fluctuation.
During the early part of the century, William Sutherland an osteopathic student
observed that the sutures of the cranium were not fixed, but were flexible and had
movement. The changes in their position and movement affected the brain and cerebral
spinal fluid pressure, often causing serious, systemic physical problems. He noticed
that the cranium moved in response to the production of the fluid within the brain
ventricles’ pulling altered the hydraulic pressure, causing the cranium to expand. This
fluid is filtered out of blood in a constantly driving loop. Pressure builds as fluid
increases, forcing the fluid up and down the spinal cord. The skull and the membranes,
which contain the fluid, also move generally at a rate of 6 – 12 cycles per minute.
Craniosacral Therapy is used to treat numerous ailments. This modality is very successful
with individuals that have temporomandibular joint disorder, brain trauma, stiff neck
and spine, whiplash, fatigue, depression, low back pain, seizures, strabismus, Erb’s
and Klumpke’s palsy, torticolis, headaches, Down’s Syndrome, autism, colic, hearing
roblems, sinusitis, motor problems scoliosis and many more.
The pediatric application has been particularly
successful in treating dyslexia and other learning disabilities,
hyperactivity, autism and cerebral palsy.
Please respect that the above plates are copyrighted by Dr. Frank H. Netter, M.D., Atlas of Human Anatomy.
This is a Multidisciplinary Clinic
SPECIALIZING IN: CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY FOR INFANTS, CHILDREN AND ADULTS
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS WITH A SPECIALLY DESIGNED TABLE FOR MOTHER'S COMFORT & A SUPPORT STRAP