Pat Martell LMT
Pain Relief Specialist

About Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive type of "hands on" therapy developed by Dr. John Upledger www.upledger.com  for use on both adults and children that focuses on calming and balancing the Central Nervous System (CNS) thus enhancing the body's natural healing process.

Although it was long thought that the human skull was a fused unit and incapable of any type of expansion or contraction movements; that idea has proven to be false.  The many bones of the human skull actually expand and contract in the range of six to twelve times per minute throughout our entire lives.  This movement is thought to be caused by the cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF)...the fluid which surrounds the brain and spinal cord...draining and being replaced on a cyclical basis.

It should also be noted that the entire body expands and contracts with the rhythm of the cranial system.  These movements are subtle but they do occur just as surely as our hearts beat and our breathing rhythms occur.

With that knowledge in mind, it is easy to see how a disruption in the cranial rhythm due to some sort of muscular dysfunction could interrupt the proper functioning of the entire body.

Therfore, if you have been suffering from some sort of recurring pain pattern that no-one can seem to find the answer to.  You will probably benefit from Craniosacral Therapy.

Even if you are not suffering from any particular type of pain.  You will still benefit from the relaxing and balancing effects of Craniosacral Therapy.  

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