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CranioSacral Therapy

I use CranioSacral Therapy in conjunction with Acupressure in my normal client sessions. On this page, I am trying to give a simple explanation of the system. If you are interested in finding out more, please consult the page on this website entitled Other Resources. The CranioSacral System is a closed system consisting of the brain, spinal cord, Pituitary and Pineal Glands, the waterproof tissues enclosing these and the cerebrospinal fluid moving rhythmically in it. The fluid moves within the system in a rhythm all its own, completely independent of heartbeat, bloodflow, or other pulses.

The system was discovered as such by John Upledger during a surgery he assisted in the 70’s, and which he turned into a brand new form of Therapy.

It is a very gentle technique, bases on analyzing a clients’ existing individual rhythms at each of several stations in his body. The amount of movement (or non-movement) in each place gives an indication of areas of blockage or trauma within the CranioSacral system.

By gently moving certain areas of a client’s body, the practioner can free-up the CranioSacral Movement, and also the corresponding areas of the body that may be experiencing some resulting tension or pain.

If you think of connective tissue in a person’s body, and picture it as a jello-like substance, over time tiny hard parts (little pieces of carrot) form whenever stress or trauma creates a minor injury pattern. Over time, there are more and more little pieces of carrot in the jello till there is very little jello showing! CranioSacral therapy gently rocks the areas with the carrots, naturally loosening them up so the tissue becomes more jello-like again, and the area can move more freely.