Craniosacral Therapy

The craniosacral system is a semi-closed hydraulic system including the membranes and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds and protects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).  The cranial membranes are attached to the bones of the skull, face and mouth, and then extend along the spinal cord as the dural tube down to the sacrum and coccyx (base of the spine).  

Cranial rhythm that is created by the production and re-absorption of the CSF can be perceived from anywhere in the body using light gentle touch, very similar to the pulse of the heart.    

Restrictions and imbalances within the craniosacral system can affect the central nervous system and vice versa.  These imbalances can be restored by sustaining the gentle pressure of no more than 5 grams (usually done on top of the clothing).  

Founded by Dr. Southerland, an Osteopath from Kirksville, Missouri in the beginning of the 20th Century.  Cranial osteopathy has evolved into the present day craniosacral therapy developd by Dr. Upledger.  
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Frequently Treated Diagnosis
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  • Vertigo
  • TMJ (jaw pain)
  • CVA (stroke)
  • Birth trauma
  • Torticollis
  • Plagiocephaly
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