The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy in Fresno, CA
Experience the soft touch of CranioSacral Therapy. Delicate indirect techniques are used to release restrictions up and down the spine, cranium, and sacrum. Unlike manual therapy techniques, which use a direct approach and manual manipulation; CranioSacral Therapy is a soft touch modality that uses no more than the weight of a nickel to first engage the tissue, and the indirect approach of following the way the body wants to move in order to soften connective tissues. The CranioSacral Therapist’s job is to be neutral with touch, both physically and energetically, and then blend and meld with the tissue to follow the body’s response to facilitate connective tissue release. Extremely gentle, this type of body modality is ideal for clients who are sensitive to touch. It also offers distinct benefits, including:
- Alleviating Chronic Pain
- Improving Immune System Function
- Helping the Body Respond Better to Stress
- Improving the Function of the Autonomic Nervous System
- Releasing of Connective Tissue & Bone Restrictions
- Lessening Tension
- Reducing Nerve Pain
- Improved Energy
- Promoting Overall Relaxation & Revitalization
The CranioSacral Therapist looks at restrictions in the fascia/connective tissue, which encases all our muscles, organs and nerves throughout our body, which in turn can affect the function of the CranioSacral System, thus affecting the Central Nervous System. This tough connective tissue has been described in many ways: web-like, body stocking or tubes within tubes. The total-body fascia is looked upon as a single system by the CranioSacral Therapist, in which abnormal tension patterns in the fascia can be transmitted from one part of body to another in the most bizarre ways. The CranioSacral Therapist’s goal is to get to viscus compliance within the fascia/connective tissue. Common signs of viscus compliance are release within the fascia by softening and lengthening of tissue, increased fluid flow, increased energy flow, release of heat and a therapeutic pulse, which is the blood rushing into the tissues.
Craniosacral System Therapy Treats a Wide Range of Issues
The CranioSacral System is a recently discovered physiological system. It is a semi-closed hydraulic system contained within a tough waterproof membrane (The Dura Mater) which envelops the brain and the spinal cord. An important function of this system is the production, circulation and re-absorption of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF). CSF is produced within the CranioSacral System and maintains the physiological environment in which your brain and nervous system develop, live and function.
Normally, the production and re-absorption of the CSF within the Dura Mater produces a continuous rise and fall of fluid pressure within the CranioSacral System. If for some reason your body is unable to accommodate these pressure changes, the subsequent buildup of pressure can contribute to dysfunction and ill health, especially in the Central Nervous System which is enclosed within the boundaries of the CranioSacral System. Therapy plays a key role in bringing back balance to this system by re-adjusting the pressure build up with in the system.
CranioSacral Therapy has a direct affect on many disorders and conditions, such as:
- Learning Disabilities
- Speech Difficulties
- Herniated Discs
- High Blood Pressure
- Sinus Problems
- Carpal Tunnel
- Cerebral Palsy
- Depression & Anxiety
- Back/Neck Pain & Trauma
A Natural Form of Treatment
Craniosacral Therapy affects the fascia/connective tissue throughout the body. This soft-touch approach helps to decompress the Central Nervous System and bring the body out of the “fight or flight” mode and into a state of balance, and rest.
We apply this therapy over clothing. We advise you to wear comfortable clothes, such as a t-shirt, shorts, or sweatpants.