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As its name suggests, the craniosacral system is the system that connects the skull to the sacrum, using the spine as a bridge . Craniosacral therapy aims to relax and rebalance this system. This is a very gentle manual therapy that uses light pressure on the skull and all the way down the trunk. The lightness of the manoeuvres used by the therapist also soothes the central nervous system.
Because of its calming effect, craniosacral therapy can reduce the level of fatigue and the effects of stress on the body of people suffering from chronic fatigue, insomnia or anxiety. By relieving tension in the neck and back, it also reduces headaches and migraines. Craniosacral therapy would also be beneficial for people with fibromyalgia. In an accident, illness or unhealthy diet, this technique could help strengthen the body’s natural defenses. With children, this treatment can also relieve colic.
The therapist will apply mild and non-aggressive pressure to specific areas of different parts of the craniosacral system such as the bones of the skull, the sacrum and the coccyx, not to mention along the spine and trunk. The therapist aims to restore mobility and allow the cerebrospinal fluid to circulate freely.
As this is a technique that is done without oil, the customer can keep his clothes.
Contraindications for this technique are: recent injury, recent head or brain injury, stroke, tumor, or elevated intracranial pressure.Find a therapist