What is CranioSacral Therapy?


CranioSacral Therapy works on the CranioSacral system.


The CranioSacral system consists of the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, as well as the attached bones. These membranes extend from the bones of the skull, face and mouth (which make up the cranium) and down the spine to the sacrum, near the tailbone area.

This CranioSacral system plays a vital role in maintaining the environment in which the Central Nervous System (CNS) functions. The CNS monitors and responds to everything which is happening in the body. Since the brain and spinal cord are contained within the CranioSacral system, it is easy to see how it has a powerful influence over a wide variety of bodily functions.

The brain and the spinal cord, (CNS), are the central components of the CranioSacral system, and so it is of utmost importance that we keep this system in the best state possible.

CranioSacral therapy frees up the tissues in and around the CranioSacral system to enhance the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF nourishes, protects and cleanses the Central Nervous System and enhances nerve conductivity. Improved flow of CSF provides the body with resources, allowing it to better perform, to heal itself and to restore functions to a better balanced state.

Because it enhances the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure, for sports maintenance and recovery and more. It has the ability to sustain a healthy immune system and bolster resistance to disease. It also promotes relaxation by calming the autonomic nervous system, part of which is the high-alert system that controls the fight/flight response. Good health can be compromised by external factors, but also by hormones and chemicals. These can be released naturally by the body while coping with ‘dis-ease’ and the stresses and strains of life. CST improves inner health and gives a sense of well-being.

Highly experienced and trained CranioSacral therapists use finely tuned palpation skills. These are unique in working to tune in with the body’s natural rhythms, while respecting client individualism.

Experienced clinicians are able to palpate the CranioSacral motion anywhere on a patient’s body. Valuable examination information can be gained very quickly by palpating the CranioSacral motion for rate, amplitude, symmetry and quality.

CST may enhance your general health, improve your resistance to disease, improve your brain and spinal cord function, reduce accumulated stress and work with the your own natural mechanisms to enhance effectiveness.

While the brain is the human computer which oversees the processes and activities of every cell in our bodies, the spinal cord is literally the highway of nerves going away from the brain and coming back up to the brain.

CranioSacral therapy focuses on this system and helps to maintain it in a healthy state.

“Thanks to my lovely Dr referring me to you and because of your treatment, I haven’t been back because my headaches and migraines have all gone and I’m doing very well ….” Sam Purver