Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

The idea behind this technique is about treating the cranium, which rules the nervous system. Your nervous system is suspended in cerebrospinal fluid. As fluid is released, the system expands and as it is resorbed, the cranium expands. This rhythm is continuous throughout the whole body. When there is restriction in the system, it can no longer expand and contract properly. Craniosacral therapy ensures that everything can freely move. It can be pretty subtle and uses incredibly light touch (5 grams which is the weight of a nickel). This is really useful for treating neck pain [link], jaw pain and TMJ [link], headaches and migraines [link], and concussions [link]. It is also how Dr. Shandi leads treatment for pediatrics.