Craniosacral Osteopathy

The theory of this therapy states:
Craniosacral osteopathy is a gentle, manual meothod of treatment that the concrns the manipulation of the skeleton and muscles.  A detailed recall of the of health history must occur on the part of the patient before treatment can begin. Following, an exact investigation is carried out by manual methods so that the missing balance of the position and the tension of the tissue are tested. Besides pain as a symtom, the real true cause is often searched for in other areas of the body. Tension is dissolved by gently touching the tissue by hand to restore the balance of the body.

Craniosacral Osteopathy considers pain as a symtom for a disturbance within the mobile apparatus of the body. Often, the balance has already been absent. Then, at some point , conscious discomfort sets in. The body could still compensate until one small clumsy movement was made, causing, so to speak, the full glass to overflow. These connections are recognised by a craniosacra-osteopathic investigation and treated. Craniosacra-osteopathic therapy doesn't repair the pain symptoms, but instead, treats the disturbed mobility.

Completion of treatment

With special introduction technologies, the body the body is led into a deeply relaxing state, so that all of the muscles, tendons and ligaments forfit their usual tention and become active. In this state, any existing false tensions and unbalances in the bod's tissue are clearly felt by the practitioner. Energy-supplying body rhythms such as respiration, pulse and the suble craniosacral rhythm from the nervous system delivers valuable information about the origin of disturbances. The solution for curing blocked tissue structures occurs with sensitive manual know-how.


The theory of this therapy statesfurther:
Insufficient care of tender nerve tissue is the main case of physical malfunctions. A crystal clear liquid, the "liquor", flows around the tender nerve calls of the brain and spinal fluid. This liquid nourishes and protects the nervous system and maintains its ability to conduct the free flow of the "liquor " which is an essential condition for the effectiveness of the whole body. The wave-shaped movement of the "liquor" and the craniosacral rhythm form the basis of the diagnosis and treatment of disturbances in the nervous system.

We owe the devlopment of Cranioscral therapy to the osteopath, William G. Sutherland (1873-1954).