Cranial Therapy is a part of osteopathic medicine and in modern times it is often referred to as Craniosacral Therapy. As a practice, it enhances the function of the Autonomic Nervous System, which consists of sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. The body constantly seeks balance in order to heal and repair. Cranial Therapy facilitates this by tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system. In other words, calming the body’s system down and taking it out of the sympathetic nervous system’s mode of being, known as the “Fight or Flight”.
Cranial Therapy for Babies and Children
It is a common belief that babies and children should have no structural stresses or strains in their bodies because they are ‘so young’.
Cranial Therapy for Adults
It’s a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column.