Craniosacral therapy is a subtle, hands-on technique which aims to bring increased balance to nervous, digestive, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular body-systems, to name a few. Through feeling and monitoring of the rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid, light hand pressure is applied to aid in the release of restrictions. It stimulates healing by using gentle hand pressure to manipulate the skeleton and connective tissues, especially the skull and sacrum (the large, triangular bone at the base of the spinal column). Cranial Sacral is based on the theory that the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, has subtle, rhythmic pulsations that are vital to health and can be detected and modified by a skilled practitioner.
Practitioners of cranial sacral use their hands to gently free up restrictions in the movement of cranial bones and associated soft tissues and to stimulate the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes all the surfaces of the brain and the spinal cord.