Craniosacral Therapy is based on the principle that cerebrospinal fluid which nourishes the brain and spinal column moves in a regular, measurable rhythm when in a state of good health. In the same way that cutting off blood supply to a limb will result in disease and death of the limb, any restriction to this rhythm, whatever the source, will ultimately result in ill-health and pain.
By using techniques that combine physical adjustments, non-obtrusive palpation of the tissues, and other more intuitive based methods, the therapist is able to support the patient in identifying key health issues and discover avenues to address them.
Craniosacral Therapy is a deeply relaxing therapy that can be used in conjunction with other treatments and is helpful in reducing the stress.
Per current research, the conditions that have been shown to respond positively to craniosacral therapy are:
- General pain (systematic review in 2012)
- Lower back pain (Polish study in 2014)
- Migraines (Icelandic study 2012)
- Neck pain (Trial in 2015)
- Quality of life and general wellbeing (A Systematic review in 2012)
- Fibromyalgia (Trial in 2011)