This gentle, non-invasive treatment method was developed in the 70s by the osteopath Dr. John Upledger as a branch of osteopathy.
The craniosacral system is the environment in which the central nervous system is located and functions. It consists of the brain and spinal cord nerves, the surrounding membranes, the brain fluid and adjacent structures.
Craniosacral therapy works on the cranial bones (cranium), the spine and the sacrum as well as on the connective tissue structures, especially on the membrane system of the body (cerebral and spinal cord membranes). Under the flow of our brain fluid, our cranial bones and the sacrum move in a certain rhythm; this is called the craniosacral rhythm, which is independent of heartbeat and respiration.
If there is a disturbance somewhere in the body, it is reflected in the craniosacral system. Because everything in the body is connected via the connective tissue, one blockage leads to another.
Craniosacral therapy starts at the beginning of the tension cycle, because places where the pain is felt are rarely the part of the body where the trauma is located. For this reason, pain in the area of the pelvis can be successfully treated by therapy of the skull and vice versa. This method makes use of the self-healing and regulatory powers of the patient himself and promotes his own healing process.