3 min|Dr. Maya Kuczma
Unlocking The Benefits of Craniosacral TherapyHealth
What is Craniosacral Therapy? Unpacking the Basics
Craniosacral therapy is an integrative approach to wellness that targets the craniosacral system—a vital framework of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid enveloping your brain and spinal cord. The therapy leverages gentle touch techniques aimed at enhancing the body's inherent ability to self-heal.
The Science Behind Craniosacral TherapyOver a century ago, osteopathic physician Dr. William Garner Sutherland made the groundbreaking discovery of a subtle rhythmic motion within the human body. He found that the bones of the skull are not fixed but have some degree of malleability. This flexibility impacts the flow of cerebrospinal fluid—the vital fluid that cushions and supports our brain and spinal cord.
Injuries or traumatic experiences can disrupt this natural fluid motion, leading to long-lasting dysfunctional patterns within the body. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on treatment that aims to restore the body's inherent rhythmic balance. During a CST session, practitioners utilize their fingertips to detect subtle changes in this rhythm. By applying light, therapeutic touch, they enable the body's innate healing mechanisms to relieve tension and restore healthy cerebrospinal fluid dynamics. This therapy is non-invasive and offers a relaxing experience.