CranioSacral Therapy


CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch manual therapy that addresses restrictions of the body’s central nervous system. The CranioSacral system is made of membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord, extending from the skull to the tail bone (sacrum). The CranioSacral system directly impacts the central nervous system, and an imbalance could cause any number of sensory motor or neurological disabilities. CranioSacral therapy helps correct those restrictions so the body can release the effects of daily stressors naturally. Children who could benefit from CranioSacral therapy include those with brain or neurological dysfunctions, central nervous system problems like ADHD, traumatic birth processes, and developmental delays.

CranioSacral therapy is performed on a fully clothed body using light touch, generally no more than the weight of a nickel. The therapist uses delicate manual techniques to release problem areas and relieve undue pressure on body structures. The therapist monitors the rhythm of the CranioSacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. CranioSacral therapy sessions for children can last from 15 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the child or individual’s tolerance and need. An initial evaluation is conducted and often the problem can be corrected in 4-5 sessions or less. The optimal result of CranioSacral therapy is a central nervous system free of restrictions and a body that is able to return to its greatest level of performance.

CranioSacral therapy is often very beneficial for those who have attention or self-regulatory and modulation problems. Conditions that may be improved in infants or children treated with CranioSacral therapy are colic, seizures, torticollis, chronic otitis media, dyslexia, aphasia, spasticity, Down Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders, and failure to thrive syndrome among others. CranioSacral therapy is a non-invasive and soothing technique to help restore function to the central nervous system and help children function to the best of their ability.