We are all familiar with the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Like them, the craniosacral system also influences many body functions. An imbalance in this system can adversely affect the brain and spinal cord which can result in sensory, motor and intellectual dysfunction. The name craniosacral is derived from the systems‘ associated bones. Included are those of the skull, face and mouth – which make the cranium – and of the spinal column which extend down to the sacrum. Membranes enclosing a hydraulic system connect the craniosacral system.
For 24 years osteopathic physician and surgeon Dr. John Upledger has been the chief proponent of using the craniosacral system to evaluate and treat medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. His research and clinical work with the craniosacral rhythm had led to the development of CranioSacral Therapy, a light-touch manipulative approach which has been effective with poorly understood dysfunctions, chronic pain, lowered vitality and recurring infections.
The positive effect of CranioSacral Therapy relies to a large extent upon the patient’s natural self-corrective physiological activities. The therapist’s light hands-on approach assists the hydraulic forces inherent in the craniosacral system to improve the internal environment. Because of its influence on many body functions CranioSacral Therapy is used by a wide variety of healthcare professionals including osteopaths, medical doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, dentists, midwives, nurses, psychologists, psychotherapists, massage therapists and acupuncturists.
To book an appointment with Lea Miller our CranioSacral Therapist, please call the clinic.
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