Craniosacral therapy is a gentle form of bodywork which elevates and improves the activity of the cranial sacral system. Anatomically this system includes the brain and the spinal cord, their surrounding fluids and membranes and the bones of the cranium and the spinal cord, their surrounding fluids and membranes and the bones of the cranium and the spine as well as the nerves emanating from them. Physiologically the cranial sacral system forms a whole body network of intricate pathways of nervous tissue and their hormones.
Over the past several decades it has been discovered that, like the respiratory and cardio system the cranial system has its own rhythmic fluctuations a regular ebb and flow of the cerebral spinal fluid. We call this the “cranial” rhythm. It influences joints, sutures, organs, glands, blood circulation and indeed every cell of the body.