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WHAT IS CRANIO SACRAL THERAPY?

The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.

Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. These problems could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities and other health challenges.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. You also benefit from better overall health and resistance to disease.

CranioSacral Therapy strengthens your body's ability to take better care of you. It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor Coordination Impairments
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Scoliosis
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • and Many Other Conditions


CranioSacral Therapy is performed on a person fully clothed. Using a light touch, the practitioner monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. The therapist then uses delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.

A CranioSacral Therapy session can last from about 15 minutes to more than an hour, and it can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapeutic procedures.
The result? A central nervous system free of restrictions. And a body that's able to return to its greatest levels of performance.



WHAT CONDITIONS CAN CRANIALSACRAL THERAPY HELP?

Because of its influence on the functioning of the central nervous system, CranialSacral Therapy can benefit the body in a number of ways - from bolstering overall health and resistance to disease to alleviating a wide range of specific medical conditions.

Among CST's largest patient groups are those suffering chronic symptoms that haven't been aided by other approaches. In particular, CST is beneficial to those with head, neck or back injuries resulting from an accident - be it from a car, sports or work mishap, or from a fall. The extremely light touch involved in the application of CST makes it a safe approach as well for children, infants and newborns with early traumas, including birth trauma. They especially can benefit from the timely identification and release of restrictions in the CranialSacral Therapy system, thereby preventing future difficulties such as learning disabilities or hyperactivity.

Another area of principal effectiveness is with stress-related dysfunctions. Insomnia, fatigue, headaches, poor digestion, anxiety and temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction are just a few examples.

CranialSacral Therapy works to reverse the debilitating effects of stress by providing the conditions in which the nervous system can rest and rejuvenate. In fact, it's this capacity to reduce stress that's leading an increasing number of people to include CST as part of their wellness routine.

Other conditions for which CranialSacral Therapy has shown to be effective are various sensory disorders. Among these are eye-motor coordination problems, autism, dyslexia, loss of taste or smell, tinnitus vertigo, and neuralgias such as sciatica and tic douloureux.



In Rhythm Massage & CranioSacral Therapy in Del Mar, CA 92014          (858) 775-8722