Craniosacral Therapy is a technique that has its origins in the medical field of osteopathy. There are practitioners from many different disciplines who have been drawn to this style of care for the significant benefits it offers.
It is not massage, but rather a very subtle and gentle hands-on method, carefully designed to help the nervous system self-correct any imbalances that may be present. In the larger picture of human health, we can understand that the nervous system has an impact on all aspects of function.
It is therefore highly beneficial to support the balancing of the nervous system. Better sleep can result, chronic pain patterns can free up, and stress can be greatly relieved.
Perhaps you've heard about Lymph Drainage in recent times, but this method is not new! It was developed in Europe in the middle of the last century, by a Danish practitioner Emil Vodder.
So what is it? In order to answer that question, consider some basics of biology. The human body is comprised of trillions of cells. Each cell must take in nutrients and give off waste. For the cell to be healthy, the waste must be consistently removed. This is where the lymphatic system comes in. The lymphatic system is a network of capillaries and nodes (or filters). Their job is to remove waste, provide for microbes to be neutralized, and recycle water, so the body can stay healthy and clean.
Lymph drainage is a very gentle, rhythmic massage. It is a highly effective way to help the body remain clean at the cellular level. It is also very effective for addressing swelling and inflammation that can be the result of toxicity, or the byproduct of chronic illness, injury or surgery.
Conditions where Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Craniotherapy could be helpful: