Craniosacral Therapy focuses on creating a safe space for the patient, and using a very gentle touch. The Technician pays deep attention to the fluctuations of the cerebrospinal fluid within the craniosacral system, as they touch various points on the patient’s body, primarily the head and the sacral area (base of the spine).
The fluctuation of the cerebrospinal fluid creates tidal flows within the system. As the Technician feels these internal tides, the patient’s body begins to access its own inner resources, perhaps a little like finding keys to previously locked doors. The Technician’s hands and awareness give the body a sense of guidance and support that allows dysfunctional patterns to be released.
Craniosacral therapists learn to listen deeply to the system, tapping into its inherent intelligence, focusing on remembering its original blueprint of health. The Technician encourages the patient’s system to access its own resources, offering new choices and possibilities for the system at every level.
The cerebrospinal fluid — as it bathes and protects the brain and spinal cord — carries that innate intelligence and potency, allowing it to becomes mixed with other bodily fluids via the dural membranes.