Craniosacral Therapy - Holistic Massage &  Acupressure
 
The Craniosacral System
 
  • The skull is not a single bone, even in an adult, but comprises of 26 individual bones, some of these are paired. In a human body, wherever bones touch each other a joint is formed. All joints exist to allow movement between adjacent bones.In the skull the joints between the skull bones are called sutures and they have a unique structure.An American Osteopath William GarnerSutherland,
                discovered  a specific movement pattern between these bones.

  • Membranes  known as the  dura membrane or meninges surround and attach to the inside of the skull, surround the brain and the spinal cord ( the central nervous system. CNS) attaching again at the sacrum (tail bone).These membranes are filled with Cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) which is produced in the brain, together  they form a hydraulic system circulating CSF around the brain and up and down the inside of the spine.
 
  • The skull, spine,dural membranes and CSF provide protection, for the brain and spinal cord 
 
  • As cerebrospinal fluid is produced and reabsorbed by the body a rhythmic motion is produced,  which in a healthy body is at the rate of approx 6-12 cycles per minute. This is called the craniosacral rhythm.
 

Craniosacral System

  • The Craniosacral rhythm, through the influence of the central nervous system, can be felt anywhere on the body, but most strongly on the head and the pelvis.
 
  • Any changes to the craniosacral rhythm  anywhere in the body, may eventually create symptoms, which if left will eventually cause disorders and dysfunctions in the body.
 
 
 
 
If you are unsure if craniosacral therapy can help you please telephone me 
Jillian Aldis I will be happy to give you advice. Tel  07824 364617