Craniosacral: The Other Body Rhythm

We are all aware of the rhythm of the breath and the rhythm of our heart beat.  There is also another important body rhythm, the Craniosacral Rhythm. The normal rhythm of the craniosacral system is between 10- 12 cycles per minute. Trauma and health issues can cause deviation from the normal rhythm.

Jamie came to me with complaints of headaches and low back pain.   About two years ago her pain began after a fall. She landed on her tail bone.  According to Jamie’s doctors report there was no structural problems to explain her pain. However, her fall could have caused a disruption of the craniosacral rhythm.  She responded well to a combination of therapy which included Craniosacral Therapy (CST), a light-touch approach that gently works with the skull and its cranial sutures, the diaphragms, and the bodies’ fascia and muscles to balance the craniosacral rhythm.

Craniosacral therapy releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. In this way, the restrictions of nerve passages are eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is optimized, and harmony is restored to the body.    Because craniosacral therapy is so gentle, it can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders. The conditions that I have most helped with Craniosacral therapy are migraines, tensions headaches, and chronic neck pain, back pain, stress, tension related disorders, learning disabilities, dyslexia, fibromyalgia, and TMJ syndrome. Our Craniosacral rhythm is very important to our health, our structure and our immune system.

If you are interested in learning more about Craniosacral Therapy or to set up an appointment call Deborah Karlan, LMT  at 727-799-6066.

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Deborah Karlan, LMT

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