This is a gentle, non-invasive, effective treatment for numerous conditions. Just as the body has a cardiac rhythm and respiratory rhythm, it also has a craniosacral rhythm, which can be felt throughout the body. It is by using this rhythm that a trained therapist can locate restrictions in the body.
The name craniosacral refers to the head and sacral bone. They move together is such a way that the cerebrospinal fluid pumps throughout the spine and brain, feeding the brain and the nerves. Restrictions in these areas can affect any area of the body.
Using the craniosacral rhythm while using other manual therapies, such as massage, enhances the effectiveness of the treatment.
Craniosacral therapy is especially effective for treatment of
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Meniere’s disease
- Post concussive disorder
- Head and facial pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain