The cranial system is comprised of the thick fascial membrane (dura) that surrounds and separates the structures of the brain and permeates into the spinal column to cover and protect the spinal cord.
The membrane attaches itself to the inside of the cranium along with two vertebrae at the top of the cervicle spine and one vertebrae at the base of the lower spine, essentially suspending the brain and spinal cord in a container of cerebrospinal fluid.
Fascial restrictions within the craniosacral system create imbalances through the 22 bones of the face and skull, ultimately compromising the central nervous system and affecting the proper balances of the body.
Interrupting the flow of the craniosacral fluid can lead to and augment conditions such as:
- Migraine headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Orthopaedic problems
- Stress and tension-related problems
- Motor-Coordination impairments
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or immune disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Fibromyalgia and other connective-tissue disorders
Using a soft, light touch, our registered massage therapists are able to assess and treat dysfunctions and strain patterns to release restrictions in the cranial system in order to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, which directly influences the parasympathetic nervous system and relaxes the whole body. Furthermore, because of Craniosacral Therapy’s ability to enhance resistance to disease, and because it complements the body’s natural healing processes, it is increasingly used as a preventive health measure