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Cranioacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet profound method of treatment for correcting imbalance in the craniosacral system.

The craniosacral system consists of the brain, the spinal cord and its covering membrane, the cerebrospinal fluid, and the bones that surround and protect these. Correcting imbalance and restriction here improves the operation of our nervous system, reducing stress, and enhancing the function and health of the whole body. Quite often a great sense of calmness, clarity and well-being is experienced after a CranioSacral session.

The CranioSacral System consists of the brain and spinal cord, cerebrospinal fluid, connective tissue and the bones of the skull, spine and tailbone. CranioSacralTherapy is designed to correct dysfunction that occurs when tensionor injury impedes free motion in the CranioSacral system. Held tension cancompress tiny openings through which cranial nerves pass on their way toenervate the body. This compression inturn can lead to a cascade of symptoms including headache, dizziness, pain,moodiness, depression, concentration problems, and specific and non-specificneurological problems. In a CSTtreatment, the head and sacrum are palpated and the cranial bones are gentlyadjusted to release underlying connective tissue tensions.

The practitioner works with light holds on the head and other parts of the body. This work is done without oil while the client is dressed in comfortable clothing. Benefits of treatment can include: reduction or elimination of headaches and migraines, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (jaw joint pain and clenching), back, neck and facial pain, grinding of teeth, visual and auditory disturbances, sinus problems, endocrine system (hormonal) disturbances, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, and other nerve disorders.

Practitioners: Cheryl Eichner


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