The craniosacral system is a self-enclosed membrane sack that begins inside your skull (your cranium), lining the areas under your face, mouth, and head, surrounding your brain, and reaches the length of your back from your neck to your tailbone (your sacrum).
This fluid-filled sac acts like a shock absorber, protecting your brain, spinal cord, and the delicate nerves extending out through the spine to all areas of the body. The even and free flow of this nutrient-rich fluid is necessary for all of your nerve-ending to function efficiently. Cranio helps the body relax by inducing still points which prepare the body to have deeper breathing. This in turn brings the body back to homeostasis and facilitates anti-aging.
Some of the key techniques in Craniosacral Therapy include movements that expand and regulate the motion in the cranial base. This consists of the sphenoid and occipital bones of the skull. These two bones connect in the center of the cranial vault where the pituitary gland lives. The pituitary gland is termed the “Master Gland” because it directs other organs and endocrine glands, such as the adrenal glands, to suppress or induce hormone production. One of the hormones produced is the growth hormone.
Growth hormone fuels childhood growth and helps maintain tissues and organs throughout life. Beginning in middle age, however, the pituitary gland slowly reduces the amount of growth hormone it produces. By promoting balance and health to the pituitary gland, it will maintain a stable production of growth hormones. Hence, it can slow down the process of aging.
This is the physical level. By balancing the physical level, the healthy body has the resource to support our mental and emotional level. In this way we can live in the presence, second by second with a clarity to enjoy and celebrate the forever youth in our hearts and our bodies.