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Craniosacral therapy

This is a body therapy for relieving pain and loss of function due to restrictions in the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system includes the brain, spinal cord, skull bones, sacrum (base of the spine) and the fluid and membranes around these structures. Practitioners use their hands to apply gentle pressure and make adjustments, primarily to the skull bones. The goal of the treatment is to restore the proper alignment and balance of the craniosacral system, and what is described as the rhythmic movement of the fluid that bathes the brain and spine (cerebrospinal fluid). Craniosacral therapy is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, and many other conditions.

For further information

Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America
http://www.craniosacraltherapy.org

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