One of the most subtle and yet profoundly powerful treatments available, cranial-sacral therapy helps regulate the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid. The brain, spinal column and the fluid surrounding them make up the dural system, which is separated from the rest of your body by its own membrane. The dural fluid has its own pulse, different from your heart's rhythm. Cranial-sacral techniques work to detect the dural pulse and normalize the rhythm with gentle manipulation of the head, neck and sacrum. The treatment feels like the therapist is gently cradling your head.
Cranial-sacral work can be especially beneficial for clients with history of trauma to the head or sacrum.
After a session, many people report experiencing relief from migraines, headaches, jaw tension and temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Cranial-sacral therapy is also sometimes used to address emotional and psychological issues. It does not typically involve other modalities like Swedish and deep tissue.
CranioSacral Therapy sessions are approximately 50 minutes.