Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a subtle and gentle form of manual therapy helping to restore and regulate the normal function and flow (or pumping) of cerebrospinal fluid, a fluid which has an important role in keeping the brain and nervous system healthy.
Although the areas treated are most often at the head (cranium) and the tail bone (sacrum), the technique used can be utilised on any part of the body.
Benefits of Cranio-Sacral Therapy:
Musculo-Skeletal pain & dysfunction
TMJ (jaw joint) dysfunction
Cranial nerve disturbances – sight, smell, taste, hearing, balance, speech, swallowing, digestion, facial expression
There are also a host of other symptoms that can be linked to dysfunction within the cranio-sacral system, as the pituitary gland secretes hormones to the entire body helping to maintain its normal functioning and balance (homeostasis). The pituitary gland sits on top of one of the key cranial bones (the sphenoid), and has been linked to various symptoms throughout the body when there is a disturbance within the cranial system, affecting the pituitary glands function.