CranioSacral Therapy is truly an experience that is hard to define or put into words whether you are giving or receiving. Unlike a deep tissue massage, this gentle therapy is subtle, yet energetically deep. It is esoteric in that a majority of the people have never even heard of it unless they have sought it out as some sort of deep healing remedy. Becoming conduits of the work and intuitively tapping into the energy of the client's craniosacral rhythm through their hands, therapists can perceive restrictions of the expansion and contraction of the fluid surrounding the central nervous system, also known as cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid encases the endocrine system and the nervous system, the two major players or control centers in our bodies, as well as the brain, spinal cord, and sacrum. In this way, the system can be described as a closed hydraulic system The spinal cord is made up of three layers, each encased in cerebrospinal fluid-the pia layer, the arachnoid layer, and the dura layer that surrounds the outside of the brain and spinal cord.
During a session, the client is taken into deep relaxation or “theta” state. This is what we experience upon waking in the morning while we are coming in and out of the lucid dream state. In this place of theta, or deep relaxation, tension and past traumas throughout the brain and entire body will start to unwind towards a state of homeostasis.
Some of the issues or injuries that would be craniosacral specific: