Movement Is Life
The function of a moveable joint is motion. Loss of motion causes distorted functioning. Normalization produces normal functioning.


R.M.T., N.M.T., CST, CR, C.I., W.T.
O.M.T.A Member

Registered Massage Therapist,Neuromuscular Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Reflexologist, Certified Iridologist, Watsu Therapist
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Craniosacral Therapy (90 minutes)

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.

 


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