Craniosacral Massage Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy is a
gentle, noninvasive manipulative technique advanced by John Upledger, DO, OMM, in the 1970ís. It's based on the theories of William
Sutherland, D.O. (an American osteopath from the early 1900s).
Dr. Upledger was a
neurosurgeon who discovered that the cranial fluids that flowed from
sacrum up around the brain was pumped by a hydraulic system in the body.
If this hydraulic system was turned off, it would create
mental/emotional disturbances. These disturbances could lead to a
shock-like out of body feeling. He took his early students into
classrooms of mentally retarded children, and used his technique to turn
the hydraulic system back on. What he discovered was that 50% of
all mentally/emotionally dysfunctional children became normal.
By using this gentle, hands-on method of evaluating
the body, enhancing the function of the
craniosacral system (the physiological body system comprised of the membranes
and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal
cord), and rebalancing the cranial rhythms, he encouraged the body to heal itself.
Practitioners today use CranioSacral Therapy to improve
the functioning of the central nervous system, eliminate the negative
effects of stress, and enhance overall health.
General Benefits of Massage
Gives a sense of well-being
Decreases aches and pains
Speeds up healing time after injury or surgery
Helps prevent sports or movement injuries
Increases cellular detoxification
Relieves tension headaches
For Craniosacral Massage
Contact Rosetta Koach, LMT, ND