Craniosacral therapy can help many conditions through the release of restrictions (or limited movements) found throughout the body. These restrictions can be created by physical, emotional, and mental factors and result in an imbalance in the craniosacral rhythm.
Because our mental and physical bodies are connected, supporting a release in the physical body can affect the mental sphere and vice versa. You can look for the best cranio-sacral therapists online.
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For instance, many people who have depression may have restrictions in their sphenoid bone, the butterfly-shaped cranial bone. Upon releasing the sphenoid restrictions, their depressive symptoms may start to lift.
Other physical conditions, such as migraines or headaches, may be caused by restrictions in the sphenoid and other cranial bones such as the frontal, occipital, parietal, and or temporal bones. Ringing in the ears or vertigo may also be caused by restrictions of different cranial bones such as the occipital, temporal, and parietal bones and can decrease after treatments.
Many other conditions are caused by different restrictions and can be helped through craniosacral therapy, including sinus problems, TMJ syndrome, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, chronic pain, and more.
The cranial rhythm is a very subtle rhythm that can be felt by a practitioner in a place of near stillness or meditation. The rate is generally around 6-10 cycles per minute, and in a healthy person, the rhythm is wide and balanced on both sides of the body.