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Chinese CranioSacral

Chinese Craniosacral Therapy is a Non-controntational, safe and direct approach to the body’s physical and psychological imbalances. We use a subtle blend of Chinese Acupressure meridian therapy and psycho physiologic craniosacral therapy. Together we get a self-regulated and self -regulating system of energy medicine. The body is guided and taught to harness its own bio-electric immune system or “ Inner Intelligence”. By working on the mind and para–sympathetic nervous systems first, we reduce inflammation and blockages to lay the groundwork for further myofascial release as well.

In Chinese Craniosacral Therapy the body is a HOLOGRAPH ! You treat problems on the left or right side with the contralateral side first. The issues on the top or bottom of the body with the opposite side.

CranioSacral Therapy evolved from osteopathic medicine with its musculoskeletal emphasis in the early 1900’s. It is a gentle, light-touch manual therapy. It doesn’t forcefully try to change the body’s healing system or structurally re-align through deep tissue work.   Cranial work can be a way of introduction to body-touch modalities for people who are shy, feel uncomfortable and unable to relax in a massage environment. CanioSacral can be done with the client fully clothed.

CranioSacral therapy only enhances the body’s existing healing system. The body’s self-regulating inner physician will maintain a physiological balance and release any restrictions. To perform CranioSacral therapy, the therapist lightly manipulates the bones of the skull and sacrum. In doing so the membranes beneath the skull that support the brain, as well as the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) (which cushions and bathes the brain and spinal cord with nutrients) are also manipulated. The motion of the skull helps move the CSF around the brain.