Cranio Sacral Definition
Cranio-Sacral: A natural rhythm is created in each of us by the ebb and flow of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord. A trained Cranio-Sacral practitioner works with this rhythmic flow by applying gentle pressure on and around the head and neck. Headaches, earaches, blockages and sinus problems may be relieved by this therapy.
From 1975 to 1983, after extensive research and observations of cranial activity, physician John E. Upledger pioneered and developed Cranio-Sacral therapies and procedures. His procedure includes using a soft touch, about the weight of a nickel (5 grams), a practitioner will release restriction in the craniosacral system to improve the flow and activity of the central nervous system stemming from the brain.
Cranio-Sacral therapy is used as a preventative health measure against diseases and a wide range of medical discomforts associated with pain and dysfunction. Some of which include migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, motor-coordination impairments, colic, autism, central nervous system disorders, orthopedic problems, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, scoliosis, chronic fatigue, and stress and tension-related problems.