More about Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy helps relieve stress. Combine this with Rolfing to feel healthy in your body. Therapist holding the cranial bones of the skull.
Craniosacral therapy is used to relieve tension in the craniosacral tissue of the skull.

Craniosacral therapy is practiced by health professionals who have received certification and is a very gentle form or bodywork. A Craniosacral therapists only applies a very light amount of pressure to the client. However, this can be sufficient to provide relief from a range of health conditions. It can help with chronic pain, concussions and brain and spinal injuries, as well as, other disorders related to the central nervous system.

What to expect from Craniosacral Therapy.


How Craniosacral therapy works.

Stress, tension, and injury can all cause the craniosacral tissues to tighten up or constrict. Tight cranial tissue puts a strain on our nervous system and interferes with the proper functioning of the body.  Therefore, this can interfere with the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the body. Craniosacral therapists use their hands to gently diagnose and release tension and stress from the tissues surrounding the skull.  They also work on the tissue of the spine; as a result, reducing any associated strain on the central nervous system.

How sessions are performed. 

During a Craniosacral therapy session, the client lies down on a table on their back. You are fully clothed for the entire session and sessions typically last 45-60 minutes. The Craniosacral practitioner places their hands gently on your skull and using only tiny amounts of pressure, they manipulate your skull to release tension. With this in mind, their intent is to improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the Craniosacral system. These adjustments can also be made on your spine, especially on your sacrum, or lower back area.

How you may feel after a session.

After a Craniosacral therapy session, it is a good idea to drink lots of water. Your body will be releasing toxins into your bloodstream and drinking water can help flush them out. Some people experience feelings of relief or relaxation or feel more tired than usual. Practitioners recommend taking it easy on your body after a session. This means getting plenty of rest and avoiding strenuous activity which can help your body adjust to any changes resulting from the session.

Benefits of Craniosacral therapy. 

People seeking relief from a number of health issues can benefit from Craniosacral therapy. Many conditions that are connected to the central nervous system (the brain and spine) in one way or another can be treated or improved, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Brain and spinal injuries, including concussion or traumatic brain injury
  • Disorders of the central nervous system
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Difficulty with coordination, movement or walking
  • Disorders of the central nervous system
  • Trauma or PTSD
  • Jaw disorders such as TMJ
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

As with all health, working on preventing health issues before they start can go a long way. Doing Craniosacral therapy and other bodywork, you can help maintain your health and potentially prevent some chronic health problems from developing in the first place. In other words, if you’re healthy, doing craniosacral and other bodywork can help keep you that way.