The name craniosacral therapy is made up of the terms cranium (skull) and sacrum. Cranio-Sacral Therapy treats the skull and sacrum, as well as the spine that connects the two. The craniosacral system also includes the meninges of the brain and spinal cord (membranes).
The central nervous system is located in the craniosacral system. Since it is one of our most important organs, it is surrounded by a fluid that protects it (cerebrospinal fluid). As predicted, the liquid essentially has the function of protecting the nervous system from shocks, and supplies it with nutrients and detoxifies it from waste.
In order to be able to fulfill these tasks, nature intended the liquid to be constantly exchanged. This happens at a rate of 5-8 times per minute. This is called the cranio-sacral rhythm; a natural body rhythm caused by brain water. The goal of therapy is to ensure a largely unhindered flow of cerebrospinal fluid from the head to the sacrum. The craniosacral practitioner supports the client on the path to self-healing with subtle manual impulses that initiate the body's own regulation. Cranio-sacral therapy can be used on both children and adults.