surrounding the brain and spinal cord lie several layers of membranes, which contain the cerebro-spinal fluid that cushions and hydrates the central nervous system. these membranes attach to the inside of the skull and to the sacrum. CranioSacral Therapy uses these (and other) bones as handles to work with the membrane and fluid system to release blocks and adhesions. at its most basic, this style of bodywork aims to facilitate easier flow and movement throughout the system.
while this work can (and often does) impact bone, it is extremely subtle. mostly, it looks like nothing much is happening; often, it feels like much more is going on, both for the client and therapist. i incorporate CranioSacral Therapy into sessions for a plethora of reasons, from highly subtle and energetic and strongly grounded in physiology.
a session primarily composed of CranioSacral Therapy can be particularly beneficial for headaches, jaw tension or TMJ, neck pain, stress or anxiety.