About CranioSacral Therapy

How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?

It is a very gentle, non invasive way for a therapist to feel, with their hands, the gentle pumping action of cerebral spinal fluid as it circulates within the cranium, along the spinal cord, and down to the sacrum. Just like a doctor can palpate, or feel the cardiac rhythm and a nurse can feel the rising and falling of the chest, a therapist with their hands gently placed on the body can feel this gentle movement of the cranial rhythm. What a client or patient typically feels is a state of great relaxation. Often the patient falls asleep and then emerges feeling rested from a session.

Clients are saying - - I CANNOT explain it.  But I can't explain matters of faith either.  I'm not a doctor, a scientist, or a therapist so I don't know HOW it works.  I just know that I FEEL BETTER.  I feel more calm. I feel more centered. I feel like I am doing something good for my body and my mind. I feel like I am improving my longevity over time. Whether or not I can take apart the how's and why's of what Dawn is doing isn't really the point. I know I have zero negative consequences to trying it and I immediately felt the euphoric effects of my body actually WORKING better...like she's realigning how the body is supposed to work.  We do that all the time through food, sleep, water, exercise and medicine...this is just a different way of approaching whole body work.

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Upledger Institute explains craniosacral therapy:

Few structures have as much influence over the body's ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system - the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.

Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.

Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body's ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.