The Cranial Sacral system is made up of membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. By specifically addressing this system the body experiences a deep sense of relaxation which is often necessary for physical healing. The cranial treatment directly affects the nervous system and the dura. The cerebral spinal fluid supplies nutrients washing over facilitating healing and soothing of the nerves and connective tissue – Fascia. The cranial system is interwoven into the Fascial system and thus affects the entire body.
Any trauma to the body often can cause the fascia surrounding the spinal cord and the brain to restrict reduce or hinder the flow of cerebrospinal fluid that normally nourishes heals and supports the spinal cord. Cranial therapy reduces these blockages or restrictions to restore optimal normal function.
The extremely light manipulation also makes CranioSacral Therapy a safe treatment method for children or infants who have experienced any early stressors including but not limited to birth trauma. By releasing restrictions around the central nervous system early in life it will likely help prevent future difficulties such as learning disabilities or hyperactivity.