In the early to mid 1900’s, Dr. William Sutherland found that the brain and the spinal cord have a slight gentle motion which has a profound effect on how the nervous system works. He developed the system of Craniosacral Therapy which regulates the flow of cerebral spinal fluid by using therapeutic touch.
In the late 1990’s Dr. Barry Gillespie added the critical aspects of fascia and dental issues to this work and Craniosacral Fascial Therapy was born. The fascia is a full body connective tissue web that can apply tremendous pressure to the nerves, muscles, organs, and bones.
When the Craniosacral Fascial Therapist releases the fascia strain surrounding the cranial bones and the rest of the body, the cerebral spinal fluid is allowed to reach all areas that are tight, thus allowing the body to unwind and relax. By supporting the system in this way, the cranial bones are able to remain open and the brain is able to “breathe.” The cerebral spinal fluid then feeds the fascia and helps support the function of organs, endocrines, and all body parts. A freely moving brain and unrestricted fascia are a must for all newborns, children, and adults.
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy is safe and effective for adults and children, and most especially beneficial for newborn and infant babies. The effects of fetal and birth traumas can be mitigated at the beginning of life to create optimal brain function, prevent many diseases, and avert a lifetime of suffering.