Craniosacral therapy is one of my favorite modalities and the benefits seem to be endless. Just like our circulatory system, lymphatic system or respiratory system, our nervous system also has a detectable rhythm. By tuning into this, I am able to find restrictions in the body and gently release them so the cerebral spinal fluid can flow up and down the spinal cord and bathe the brain more freely.
There was a time when people thought our skull was solid like a bowling ball, but there is actually a significant “give” in our cranial bones as it follows this rhythm. Sometimes these areas also become stuck and simply need a gentle release. This is a very light touch modality, usually using about 5 grams of pressure, but the benefits are very powerful. When your nervous system is relaxed and its areas of restrictions are released, you heal faster and manage stress much easier.