Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle manual therapy technique that manipulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) which is a fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. The therapist applies soft touch to assess the movement of cerebrospinal fluid, which can be restricted by trauma to the body such as through falls, accidents, and repetitive motions.
This is a whole-body therapy involving subtle movements of the spinal and cranial bones in an attempt to bring the central nervous system into harmony and naturally restoring the craniosacral rhythm. By lightly working the spine, skull, and its cranial sutures the restrictions of nerve passages are said to be eased. The movement of CSF through the spinal cord and the entire body can then be optimized.
Craniosacral therapists (CST) use the therapy to treat any condition that has plateaued, which can include neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ pain, and chronic pain conditions.