CranioSacral Therapy can have profound effects on the body and mind. It was developed by John Upledger, D.O. Its primary aim is to enable the free functioning of the entire nervous system by dispersing tension and contractions in the connective tissue that is in contact with nerve and brain tissue, including the spinal column. It can also disperse connective tissue contraction anywhere in the body locally. In terms of general treatment, CranioSacral Therapy uses the cranial rhythm as the “handle” with which to release the tissues. The cranial rhythm is a result of the body’s ebb and flow of cranial fluid, which circulates around the brain and spinal cord, and which is expressed throughout the body.
If this rhythm is irregular or contorted due to contractions anywhere in the body’s connective tissue system, the functioning of the nervous system will be compromised to some degree. When the contractions and irregularities are removed, everything can function smoothly and freely.
A CranioSacral treatment can help with many problems from head trauma to migraines to the need for deep relaxation. Bob Brown received his training as a CranioSacral practitioner from the Upledger Institute, based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.