The spinal cord and brain are the two most protected areas of our bodies, yet they are not immune to tension and stress. Craniosacral therapy is not a new age or experimental treatment. Rather, it is based in the basic physiology of the bony structures and the dura mater (a protective sac) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. The dura mater sac (or dural sac for short) seals these areas, keeping them awash with cerebrospinal fluid, preventing other bodily fluids from reaching them, and thereby, creating a closed system.
Just like a slow pulse, the dural sac tightens and releases approximately once every six seconds. This helps the cerebrospinal fluid move along the shaft within the sac to provide a constant flow to our brains and spinal cords. The fluid circulates nutrients to these areas and carries away waste products naturally created by the brain. Proper flow of this fluid cushions the inside of the skull, protecting the brain from sudden movements.
However, when this flow becomes blocked, we can experience many symptoms such as chronic fatigue, migraines, head and neck pain, central nervous system disorders, emotional stress, and more. These blockages are also linked to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and fibromyalgia. Craniosacral therapy relieves the blockages that occur from injury, poor posture, stress, and other causes to restore the flow to the brain and spinal cord.
When you visit the craniosacral therapists at Massage Therapy By Frank, we will provide careful assessment to determine whether this is the cause of your problems. If craniosacral therapy is deemed useful in your case, we will explain the entire procedure to you before continuing. This noninvasive, relaxing treatment will restore clarity, increase energy, and strengthen your immune system immediately.
Speak with our specialists at Massage Therapy By Frank in Apple Valley, CA today to learn whether craniosacral therapy can benefit you. We look forward to providing you the relief you have been seeking.