While the validity of the cardiovascular and respiratory rhythms is undisputed today, for eons the very existence of these systems sparked debates in medical communities around the globe.
Now for nearly 30 years, osteopathic physician and researcher John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., has been a proponent of using the rhythm of another body system – the Craniosacral system – to enhance body functioning, and help alleviate pain and discomfort.
The Craniosacral system consists of the membranes and Cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.
Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities. These problems could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, and other health challenges.
Cranio-sacral Therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. You also benefit from better overall health and resistance to disease.
Julie C. Real, Craniosacral Therapist
Julie has been a licensed physical therapist for over 24 years and has practiced craniosacral therapy since 1993. Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. By enhancing the body’s natural healing processes, this therapy can treat headaches, neck and back pain, connective tissue disorders, colic, stress and tension, gastric re flux and more.