The Central Nervous System (CNS) can be thought of as the “Boss”.
It controls all the other systems in the body, such as the respiratory system, digestive system, endocrine, and so on. Think of these other systems as the “employees”.
If the “Boss” isn’t happy, then the “employees” won’t be happy, i.e. if there is a blockage along the spine, the cerebrospinal fluid can’t move, creating a pressure back up, and subsequent pain and dysfunction along the spine and related systems can be affected as well. Movement is life.
Craniosacral Therapy helps the “Boss” get happy again, so the CNS can come to a state of balance and do its job as manager of the other systems aka the “employees”, creating harmony and optimum wellness, which is what every BODY deserves.
What is the Craniosacral System?
The Craniosacral System is comprised of the bones,membranes, and cerebrospinal fluid that surround, nourish, and protect the brain, spinal cord and sacrum. This system works with the Central Nervous System ( CNS). There is a direct and intimate relationship between both systems, as they live in the same place.
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle , hands-on approach that helps the body self- correct its restrictions via the Central Nervous System. It is excellent for a wide range of ailments, such as: chronic stress, frequent headaches, migraines, back and neck pain, TMJ, injuries and accidents, fibromyalgia, Lyme’s, brain and spinal cord injuries and more..
How does Craniosacral Therapy (CST) work?
Cerebrospinal fluid is made in the brain,where it bathes and protects it from injury. It then travels down the spine, surrounding it, and allowing the spine to move with ease down to the sacrum.
This fluid then travels back up from the sacrum,through the spine and is reabsorbed back into the brain in a rhythmic fashion for 6-9 cycles per minute. It nourishes and cleanses this system of cellular toxins.
How is it different from other approaches, such as physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture?
Each person has their own “inner physician” the body’s healer that needs a ‘nudge’ to heal itself from its pain and discomfort.
I act as a facilitator and ‘nudger’ and work with inner physician as a team, by listening and following the tissues to where they want to go. The body has the agenda and protocol for its healing, I am its facilitator who is guided by it and offer a safe haven for the body to do its work.
The body has an active, participatory role, this is the crucial difference between Craniosacral Therapy and other approaches, i.e. the body sets the protocol/agenda, not the practitioner.