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CranioSacral Therapy 

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions that are held deeply in the body to relieve pain and improve overall health and performance.

Using a soft touch to release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system, CranioSacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure to bolster resistance to disease, and to address a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.

Every day your body undergoes stresses and strains. This can cause body tissues to tighten which can create tension around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions which affect the craniosacral system. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every system it interacts with.

Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CranioSacral practitioner uses her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions in the body.

Deborah DeGraff
Licensed Acupuncturist
Montpelier, Vermont

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