Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. This system consists of the cerebral spinal fluid and the membranes that surround the brain and spinal column. By using a light touch, about 5 grams of pressure, the practitioner can help release restrictions in the craniosacral system and help improve the function of the system.
Using this type of therapy combined with other osteopathic techniques, it is a great way to help treat headaches/migraines, neck
and back pain, concussions, chronic fatigue and many other injuries. Why I find this to be so effective is that trying to stretch certain muscles or applying a lot of pressure can sometimes cause more harm than good. If you apply too much pressure, your body can react in a negative way and start guarding, which can cause more pain. Applying the slight pressure and using the heat that is produced by your body and by the practitioners hands to slowly release the muscles can help keep the muscle relaxed for a longer period of time and reduce the chance of your body to guard the area of pain.
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