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Craniosacral Therapy

We are proud to offer Craniosacral Therapy (CST) from therapist Elizabeth Barnes trained by the Upledger Institute.

{PRACTICE NAME} Craniosacral TherapyThis gentle technique treats many disorders by focusing on the separate bones of the skull. In the past, it was believed the skull was a solid structure, like a helmet, protecting the brain. Yet, the 22 bones of the skull move, with a subtle rhythmic pulsing (about 10-14 per minute) that turns out to be a significant factor in our health. Craniosacral Technique focuses on the proper flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and can restore proper movement of restricted cranial bones.

Compensation Reactions

Bones of the skull can become injured during the birth process as well as other traumatic events. Besides the interruption of the rhythmic pulsing, once the distorted, torqued or warped pattern is established, a compensatory “distortion” can occur along the supporting spinal column below. This can set the stage for a variety of health issues, including: headaches, migraines, stress, traumatic brain injury, TMJ issues, chronic neck and back pain as well as many more.

The Physiology

The rhythmic movements felt along the joints of the different bones of the skull, called sutures, can be felt with the fingertips. Restrictions are thought to interfere with the normal circulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid serves as a “shock absorber” for the delicate tissues of the brain. By detecting aberrations, we can uncover the underlying cause of many ailments, especially those of the jaw and other parts of your head. Simply put, when we move the bones of your skull, it allows your entire body to work better.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment: (603) 824-6121